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Centre wants FG to declare day for private broadcasting media

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The Raymond Dokpesi Centre for Media Development has called on the Federal Government to declare 25 October as a National Day for private broadcasting media in the country.

The call was made at the Raymond Dokpesi Annual Lecture in Lagos.

Speaking at the event, the Centre’s Director General, Dr. Christopher Ebuetse said a national private electronic media day will be the tonic for the harmonisation of the sector, thereby fostering development.

He said: “As stakeholders in the private broadcasting sector, this request is long overdue because the private broadcasting media has existed for the past 25 years.”

Ebuetse noted that having such a day will help to enhance the vibrancy of the sector, particularly as practitioners will be able to compare notes on how they have developed over the years.

“It will assist as a unique rallying point for the ventilation of ideas on success recorded so far,” he said.

According to Ebuetse, such forum will also allow owners of the private media and practitioners to get feedback from the people.

He disclosed that in the past four years, the centre has used the Raymond Dokpesi Endurance Trek which is in it 11th edition to drive home this request.


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