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LINATV NEWS: MINISTER OF INFORMATION & ORIENTATION TASKS FEDERAL MEDIA HOUSES TO EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY

LINATV NEWS: MINISTER OF INFORMATION & ORIENTATION TASKS FEDERAL MEDIA HOUSES TO EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris Malawi, has charged federal media organizations to take advantage of technology and use their vast reach across the nation towards re-orienting citizens for peace, unity, and development.

The Minister in a statement by Deputy Director, Press, Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation, Suleiman Haruna made the remarks on the second day of the familiarization tour of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) under his Ministry.

While saying the media organizations are the nation’s ace broadcast media organization, and a widely known and respected brands in households across the country, the Minister said they are the nation’s news vendor and conveyor belt for the good news coming out of Nigeria to the world.

He added that they have made immeasurable contributions towards informing and enlightening Nigerians, building bridges of cooperation across the country’s diversity, and contributing to democracy and national development.

As veritable platforms, the minister charged the media platforms to promote the ideals of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as well as the successes being recorded under the Renewed Hope Agenda to audiences across Nigeria and beyond.

He disclosed that technology has always been a game-changer, and even more so in the 21st century, noting that for media organizations to compete in a crowded field, technology must be a priority.

Furthermore, he acknowledged their efforts in engaging with global audiences and providing a platform for international discourse through eight important languages, which are crucial for Nigeria’s image and diplomatic endeavours.

Idris also noted that remarkable innovations have been made by VON to expand its reach through the deployment of a massive Rotatable Transmitter.

He encouraged them to use cutting-edge technology to increase their presence, especially online, to ensure that Nigeria’s voice is heard and understood across the globe.

The Director General, FRCN, Dr. Mansur Liman, Director General, VON, Osita Okechukwu, as well as Acting Managing Director, NAN, Mr. Abduhadi Khalil, received the Minister in their various organizations and conducted him around their facilities.

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