GYB Makes History As Radio Kogi Joins Elite Online Radio
History was made a few weeks ago when the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State joined other Elite radio stations in Nigeria for online broadcasting.
The move was part of the New Direction administration’s commitment to use technology to bring information about the state to the natives of the state both inside and outside Kogi State. .
Radio Kogi, also known as Confluence FM 94.1, was established 30 years ago and is now among the first state-owned radio stations in Nigeria to join the league of online radio stations, at alongside Eko FM and Anambra State Broadcasting Corporation.
With this development, Radio Kogi can now be listened to from anywhere in the world and could also add to commercial benefits and airtime.
Additionally, Radio Kogi now has a website where people can read news about happenings in the state and other parts of the world online.
Speaking at the website unveiling, State Information and Communications Commissioner Evangelist Kingsley Femi Fanwo said the breakthrough was made possible by Governor Yahaya Bello’s personal commitment to making of Radio Kogi a worldwide choice.
“The Governor made this possible,” he said, adding that people will now be better informed.
“The Governor is personally committed to making this possible and he has done his utmost to fund the initiative so that all over the world our people can listen to what is happening in Kogi State.
“A Kogite who works with the United Nations in the Middle East told me that he has enjoyed news from home since the launch of the online radio. This is where the world is going but Kogi is already there.
“Only Eko FM and Anambra State Broadcasting Corporation can boast of the technology we have deployed among all public radio stations. We are very grateful to the Governor for making this a reality.
“Let me also say that all technical services were provided by our highly resourceful and knowledgeable staff within the ministry. With the right environment and the right motivation, our public servants begin to excel.
“With this, we can provide round-the-clock service to our employees and listeners around the world. I thank the Managing Director of the Broadcasting Corporation, Alhaji Ojo Oyila Ozovehe for his hard work and excellent performance. I also congratulate all the staff of the Broadcasting Corporation for making me proud again.
“With this, I officially unveil radiokogi.ng where you can listen to news, music and all our programs. We will not disappoint our listeners around the world. There is nothing more dangerous than an uninformed population. In Kogi, the government is committed to opening up governance and mobilizing the grassroots for development”.
In his address, the General Manager of Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation, Alhaji Ojo Oyila Ozovehe said, “Online radio is a very good development and a welcome development, saying that this new development has actually complemented the existing conventional broadcasting. “.
The enthusiastic general manager noted that “it feels like the heavy load has been lifted from my head, as we have longed to be online for a long time.
I would like to thank His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State for this noble idea. This is highly commendable and appreciated by the management and staff of the State Broadcasting Corporation.
“I would also like to thank our Honorable Information and Communications Commissioner, workaholic and digitally conscious Evangelist Kingsley Fanwo, for conceiving the idea and ensuring that during his time, Radio Kogi join online radio stations nationwide.”
He further urged the radio staff to embrace the modern broadcasting method by doing their best in performing their respective duties.