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Radio Nigeria staffers advised to groom younger colleagues

The DLO, Mrs Bolanle Owoyemi and the multiple award winner, Mrs Nosa Osula-Aituamen. Photo: Omolara Omosanya

The Director, Lagos Operations of the FRCN, DLO, Mrs Bolanle Owoyemi has charged senior reporters in the zone to groom their younger colleagues in order not to create a gap when such senior reporters move on to higher positions.

Mrs Owoyemi gave the charge when she received management staff of the News Sub-Directorate who were in her office to present two awards won by Radio Nigeria’s Aviation Correspondent, Mrs Nosa Osula-Aituamen to her.

The DLO commended Mrs Aituamen for her creative way of reporting and for making Radio Nigeria stand out in the Aviation sector.

“I am so proud of you, even though the medium is Radio, you always report in such a way that listeners can see what you are talking about in their minds, thank you for doing us proud on this your beat, with what you have done, I am so bold to say that in FRCN, we stand out in this industry.I want to encourage you to start mentoring someone who can fill your shoes, that’s something we are lacking in the system, remember we are trained to train, if you mentor someone, it goes a long way when you eventually move on, however, we are proud of you, thank you” she said

Nosa Osula-Aituamen’s programme “Aviation’s Runway” on Metro 97.7fm had bagged the 2021 Best Radio Station of the Year’s award for the Station, while she herself was also inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame for her contributions and for being an asset to the sector.

With other top management staff of the News Sub-Directorate. Photo: Omolara Omosanya

While presenting the awards and Mrs Aituamen to the DLO, the Deputy Director News, Mr Fred Shaka-Braimah noted that Mrs Aituamen had been making Radio Nigeria proud for many years as she has been winning awards back to back and has remained a worthy ambassador of not just Lagos Operations, but that of the Corporation in general

In her remarks, the General Manager, Metro FM, Mrs Ifeoma Okpala said Aviation Runway is one of the highest revenue-generating programmes in the station.

The multiple award winner who thanked Radio Nigeria for giving her the platform and her listeners for loving the programme and her reportage attributed her outstanding performance to a passion for the job and a conducive environment made possible by her numerous bosses in the corporation.

“Aviation was not on my timeline, I was deployed there and I saw the industry as one that should be showcased, passion for this job is what has gotten me to where I am today.” she said.

Nosa Osula-Aituamen advised other reporters to remain dedicated and not to shy away from covering any beat they may be assigned.

Reporting by Omolara Omosanya; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino