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CORPORATE INFORMATION

OUR MISSION

To inform, educate and entertain through the creation and maintenance of Broadcast Outfits that will serve as Models in Nigeria and Africa in terms of Standards, Professionalism, and Character.

OUR VISION

To be an impartial, credible, creative, and digitized Medium at the forefront of Nigeria’s National Development, Unity, and Progress.

Our mandate is: To uplift the people and unite the nation.

What started as a listening post for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has, 50 years after, metamorphosed into the biggest radio network in Africa with 5 National Stations transmitting on the MW/SW channels.

HISTORY     

Radio Broadcasting was introduced into Nigeria in 1933 by the then Colonial Government. It relayed the overseas service of the British Broadcasting Corporation through a wired system with loudspeakers at the listening end. The service was called Radio Diffusion System, RDS.

From the RDS emerged the Nigeria Broadcasting Service, NBS in April 1951. Mr. T.W. Chalmers, a Briton, and Controller of the BBC Light Entertainment Programme was the first Director-General of the NBS.

The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, NBC came into being in April 1957 through an Act of Parliament No. 39 of 1956. The Director-General was Mr. J.A.C Knott OBE. In 1978, the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation was re-organized to become the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN.

The NBC was instructed to hand over its stations that broadcast on Medium Wave frequencies in the States to the State Governments and it took over Short Wave Transmitters from the States. The Broadcasting Corporation of Northern Nigeria, BCNN, was merged with the NBC stations in Lagos, Ibadan, and Enugu to become the present-day FRCN. The Reverend Victor Badejo was the first indigenous Director-General of Radio Nigeria. Today the FRCN, as a public service broadcaster with its headquarters in Abuja, has National Stations in Enugu, Ibadan, Kaduna, and Gwagwalada FCT; plus a Lagos Operations Office. These National Stations and Lagos
Operations Office control all the 37 FRCN FM/MW/SW stations spread across the country reaching more than 100 million listeners; broadcasting in 15 languages, catering to the diverse broadcast needs of a multi-ethnic Nigerian; uplifting the people and uniting the nation.

The Corporation also has four of its stations streaming live audio on the Internet at: www. radionigeria.gov.ng, thus reaching millions more in the world.

STRUCTURE

The FRCN has a Board of Directors which has overall responsibility for policy and standards. The Director-General is the Chief Executive Officer.

The National Stations are headed by Executive or Zonal Directors and Lagos Operations by a Director who all report to the Director General.

The Director-General, Zonal/Executive Directors, Director Lagos Operations, Company Secretary, and all Directors form the Central Management Committee (CMC) which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Corporation nationwide.

At the Headquarters, there is a Committee of Management (COM) headed by the most senior Director as Chairman, with other Directors and Heads of Departments as members. There is also a Committee of Management (COM) for each National Station and Lagos Operations headed by the Executive Director who is assisted by Heads of sub-Directorates, General Managers of FM Stations, and Internal Audit.

NEW STRUCTURE

In 2006, the Government approved the restructuring of the FRCN to provide for six Zonal Stations (to cover the six geo-political zones of the country) and Headquarters.

National Stations will now become Zonal Stations and new ones created where none exist. The zonal stations will have head offices in: Markurdi (North Central), Kaduna (North West), Maiduguri (North East), Enugu (South East), Yenogoa (South-South), Ibadan (South West).

Lagos Operations office will be under the Headquarters. All zonal stations will supervise the FM stations in their zone, while Headquarters in Abuja will supervise the zonal stations.

Zonal Stations will be headed by Zonal Directors while Executive Directors will return to Headquarters as professional heads of News, Programmes, Admin & Finance, Marketing, Legal and Engineering Services.

The Government White Paper on this, or another structure recommended by a panel, is being awaited.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Mansur LimanDirector-General
Michael A.Oluwole mniDirector Finance & Accounts
Ike OkereDirector National Broadcast Academy
Andah David AngbazoSecretary/Legal Adviser
Mike YaweMD Radio Nigeria Investments Ltd
Sani SuleimanDirector News
Buhari IroDirector Procurement
Abba ZayyanDirector OB & Sports
Yahaya A. MaikanoZonal Director North -East
Vera Ngozi OsokoyaDirector Marketing
Nneka A. KanuDirector Planning & Research
Gidado .M. IbrahimDirector ICT
Buhari AuwaluZonal Director Kaduna Station
Jimoh IbrahimDirector Administration
Msurshima KighirDirector Programmes
Haruna IdirisZonal Director North Central
Muh’d-Rilwanu A. UmarDirector Special Duties
Mokikan DominicDirector Revenue Monitoring and Compliance
Osana OmameDirector Corporate Dev. & Communications
Sherifat Omolara AhmedDirector Abuja Operations
Emmanuel InegbedionZonal Director Enugu Station
Lucky ObareinZonal Director South-South
Sanda Askira DanboamaAg. Director Engr. Services
Folake  B. OwoyemiAg. Zonal Director Ibadan Station
Istiphanos BabaAg. Director Lagos Operations
Dan-Audi Yusuf HussaynAg.  Director Internal Audit

RANGE OF SERVICES

: NEWS PROGRAMMES
• News
• Current Affairs

NON-NEWS PROGRAMMES
• Culture
• Public Enlightenment
• Family Enlightenment
• Family Support
• Entertainment
• Education
• Religious
• Science and Technology
• Fashion/Styles and Recreation
• Special Events
• Information Support Services and Mobilization

PROGRAMME TYPES
• Entertainment (Drama, music, etc), Features, Children’s show, Specials.
• Variety and light Entertainment – i.e. Comedy, Musicals, Talk Shows,
Quiz and Debates.
• Public Enlightenment – i.e. Documentary, Discussions, Docu-Drama,
Magazine and features.
• Travelogue, Family Support Services, Educational Support Service,
Traditional and Cultural Ceremonies, Supplement, Indigenous Language
Programmes.
The Programmes are broadcast in either of the following ways:
• Network Programs
• Syndicated Programmes
• Local Programmers-usually designed to take care of local and diverse
interest of each station or state.

PROGRAMME MIX 
Most Radio Nigeria FM/SW/MW stations are on air for an average of 18 hours a day through a significant number are on air for 24 hours each day.
These basically consist of 3-5 hours of Network and the remainders are
local programmes. Network airtime is made up of News, Sports, Current
Affairs, Drama/Light Entertainment, Youth/Children, and Public
Enlightenment.

OUR PEOPLE
Radio Nigeria has the highest number of radio broadcast professionals. Most professional staff of private and state radio
stations nationwide are products of Radio Nigeria.
Radio Nigeria’s strengths include:-
• Network Reach
• Creativity
• Credibility (it is most often quoted as a source of vital information)
• Goodwill associated with its name.
• Professional ethics and standards
• Commitment to excellence.
• Corporate and individual resourcefulness.
• Good taste and judgment.
• High local programme content.

For more information, contact the Corporate Development & Communications Department at:

08039705059 or theomames@gmail.com

Or:

1st Floor Rm 2,

Radio House

Herbert Macaulay Way

Area 10 Garki Abuja Nigeria