RE: FULANI RADIO. By Layi Deinde
I am for the government of Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo, their success means Nigeria march forth to greatness.
Some policies are best given a deep thought before being brought to the fore.
Having a divergent view about some of the government’s policies shouldn’t be an avenue heat the polity up needlessly, as it is with the proposed A.M. Radio dedicated to the Fula people, commonly called Fulani.
I wish all programs and policies of the Federal Government should be tailored towards bringing a diverse people together.
If the Fula people are getting attention deserving a Radio station, are we making same for over 250 other tongues in the land?
Those in Government should spare us about the violence often ascribed to Herdsmen as a key reason for this.
Going ahead to use the violence as the justification is bound to have a ripple effect, where many other tongues feel, the only language the Government understand in giving recognition is violence.
To me, we should just equip the already existing Radio Nigeria to be up and doing.
Enrich their content.
Possibly increase the number of languages used for broadcasting.
If everything comes from a single Channel, Radio Nigeria, it portray a unit with several appendages, unlike having Fulani Radio, Yoruba Radio, Igbo Radio, Ijaw Radio, Benin Radio and many more.
Something is actually missing.
While growing up, there are countless awareness and sensitisation jingles and programs I listen to on the Radio.
Talk about hygiene, security consciousness, safety measures on fire and road usage. These are few of countless tips i pick via media channels.
National Orientation Agency, i feel has a hand in all stated.
I have not been listening to Radio as much , so i hope the level of awareness and sensitisation is as before.
The distinct medium takes far apart, while one in which every tongue has a slot is most preferred to me.