Minister inaugurates AMAC community radio in Abuja, urges journalists to uphold ethics
Story from Rabi’atu, Lokoja
Journalists in the country have been charged to uphold the ethics of the journalism profession for a better society.
The FCT Minister of State, Doctor Ramatu Tijjanni Aliyu gave the charge at the inauguration of AMAC Community Radio and Karshi Community Plaza both in Karshi, Abuja.
The Minister who described AMAC Community Radio as a medium of expressing and sharing views, thoughts, ideas, problems, and prospects of rural, disadvantaged, vulnerable, and hard-to-reach populations, also warned operators to be wary of individuals and groups with interests and dispositions to cause public disquiet and disrupt the peace of the society.
Doctor Ramatu expresses confidence that AMAC Community Radio can help in addressing social, economic, cultural, educational, and disaster-related issues more effectively and strategically.
The minister inaugurates the Radio Station, however, warned the management and staff to avoid misadventures into politics, religion, or any sensitive issues that have the tendency of dividing the people, instead of uniting them.
The Minister commended the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council for the diligence exhibited in the service of the people, stressing that the Community Radio would further enhance revenue generation for the council.
The chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido, said that the aspiration of his government since 2016 was to change the narrative, establish the concept of a self-sustaining council with economic strength.
He added that the vision was developed to a conceptual framework that transformed to the establishment of some institutions such as AMAC Investment and Property Development Company, AMAC Microfinance bank, AMAC Marshals, and AMAC Community Radio, stressing that their operations are being monitored to ensure their sustainability.
Candido affirmed that the AMAC Community Radio was established in order to bridge the information gap and to further bring governance closer to the people while charging residents of the Karshi community to safeguard the project.
Highlights of the event were the unveiling of the AMAC Community Radio and Karshi Community Plaza which was named after the FCT Minister of State, Doctor Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu.