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Nigeria: Freedom Radio soon to launch a TV channel

Chairman, Board of Directors of the Independent Radio Station "Freedom Radio" in Kano, AVM Mukhtar Muhammad, said that a plan is in pipeline for the establishment of an independent television to be called "Freedom TV." Mukhtar disclosed this in his remarks to the 2007 End of the Year Award Night, as part of the 4th year anniversary of the Freedom Radio, held at the premises of the station at Sharada quarters, Kano.

He stated that the purpose of establishing the television station is due to the progress obtained by the Freedom Radio within a short period of time, and also “to realise a new face for the enlightenment of the people in every sector”.

He told the gathering that Freedom Radio was established four years ago with a view to enable the people express their minds on the development of their communities' well being as well as issues relating to politics, economy, religion, culture and social interactions, and urged the people to utilise the good opportunity for their progress. "It is necessary for us to give everybody a chance to express his views," he said, adding that "whatever somebody said in the station is not the views of the Freedom Radio".

The chairman also stated that although the station has given chances to every one to express his views, the gesture was not done to hurt anybody, but to assure the general public that everybody has a right of expression in the right direction. The Waziri of Dutse also stated that the station will soon expand its transmission to other part of the country such as Lagos, Abuja Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara and Adamawa.

(Leadership (Abuja), 27 February 2008)

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