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MSMD, FRCN To Partner On Information Dissemination

todayDecember 16, 2023 17

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Georgina Humphrey

The Ministry of Solid Minerals Development and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN is to partner to ensure the renewed focus on the mining sector by the federal government for economic diversification is projected to the grassroots.

Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Oladele Alake stated this when he hosted Director-General of FRCN, Mohammed Bulama and management team of the Corporation in his office in Abuja.

Dr. Alake urged the FRCN to effectively project the mining sector, noting that the ministry has been able to direct local and international attention to Nigeria’s mineral resources, to boost investors’ confidence that will culminate in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

The solid minerals minister who emphasized that radio remains a veritable means of dissemination of information to citizens, commended Bulama for his efforts so far in repositioning the FRCN, adding that more needs to be done to take the Renewed Hope Agenda of the present administration to the grassroots.

In his remarks, the Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Mohammed Bulama described the Minister as a reliable and dependable ally, hailing his giant strides in championing reforms that have redirected global attention to Nigeria’s solid minerals sector.

“Dr. Alake was one of the main people instrumental to my appointment, so I have nothing but gratitude to him, There are a lot of expectations on us, appointees of this government, because Nigerians expect a lot from this government, and we all know that the President alone cannot do it. Therefore, I am very conscious of this important agency that I am leading. we will do everything possible to change the narrative, to make FRCN serve the people of Nigeria”, Bulama said.

Highlighting the challenges facing FRCN, the DG listed obsolete equipment, largely analogue operations, epileptic power supply, demoralized workforce amongst others.

Bulama solicited the support of the Minister in getting more funding from the Federal Government to enable the agency fulfil its mandate of effectively educating and informing Nigerians.

Bulama pledged readiness to partner the Solid minerals development Ministry to harness the resources of FRCN to market the mining sector and effectively sensitize the populace on on-going reforms.

Edited By Grace Namiji

Written by: Safiya Wada

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