The Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative (KJDI), an NGO of Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, has donated a 110 KVA generator, worth N9 million, to Equity FM radio station in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi capital.
Presenting the generator on Sunday to the FM management, Malami, who was represented by Alhaji Aliyu Tanko, said that the donation was to facilitate increased information dissemination to the people at the grassroots in the state.
“The NGO found it imperative to extend its benevolence to the organisation, considering its numerous contributions, especially in enlightening, educating and informing the general public about the happenings around them,” he said.
Also speaking, Dr Umar Jibril-Gwandu, the Special Adviser on Media and Public Relations to the Minister of Justice, stressed the need to help radio stations, being major means of conveying information to people at the grassroots and the hard-to-reach communities.
“The minister has so far registered his gestures in different aspects, including education, healthcare, human and capacity development, among others.
“It is high time to render support to radio stations and other means of communication because of the vital roles they play in bringing the government closer to the people at the grassroots.
“Information is often disseminated by radio in the hope that people will improve their knowledge base and subsequently make informed decisions in future situations.
“It is often disseminated to educate, explain or promote a concept, process or principle.
“This is important as we are facing challenges of COVID-19 and insecurity, and the radio will help to enlighten the people on measures to tame the spread of the disease and make them more security conscious in their environments,” he said.
Receiving the donation, the Acting Manager of the radio station, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad, expressed the delight of the management for having such a modern generating set at the station’s disposal.
“We sought assistance for the generator less than a month now and here, we have it. With the generator, we can guarantee uninterrupted service to the people and this is only possible because the NGO has the people at heart,” he said.
Muhammad, who thanked the NGO for the gesture, assured listeners in the state of improved and uninterrupted services.