IBADAN – The Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) announces the intention to raise #150 Million for the establishment of a Media Resource Center to be named after Oloye Lekan Alabi.

According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l magazine and online – www.startrendinternational.com by ‘Seun Awodele, Chairman, FIBAN (Oyo State), on behalf of the Planning Committee, the idea is to immortalize and commemorate the 50th anniversary of Oloye Lekan Alabi in the media industry.

Launch of the Media Resource Center is expected to come up as a major highlight of the 2023 UNESCO World Radio Day with the theme: “RADIO AND PEACE” on Monday, February 13, 2023 at the Civic Center, Idi Ape, Ibadan.

Oloye Lekan Alabi Media Center shall be a comprehensive one-stop shop for resources, tools, and information on the most relevant issues impacting on local radio and television stations as well as the print media.

The online portal shall provide access to a variety of new and evergreen resources to assist journalists, as well as radio and television broadcasters in various aspects of their media businesses from education and training to advocacy and innovation.

The center shall also offer valuable resources onsite and in one easy-to-access online hub with timely content for local and international media communities.

Among the resources that will be available through the Media Resource Center are News, documentaries, research, and educational materials for broadcasters and journalists.

Also, Toolkits for radio and TV stations to better serve their communities, and Briefing materials to help the broadcast industry advocate on legislative issues.

Also to be made available through the Oloye Lekan Alabi Media Resource Center is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Center, a website to feature resources to help media companies and industry professionals create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Major facilities that will be at the Center are Office space for the secretariat of Oyo State FIBAN, Seminar Room, Conference Hall, mini Guest House, Kitchenette, and social space.

Guest artistes expected at the event include King Sunny Ade, Alhaji Musiliu Haruna Isola, Wole Ojo, and Adeola Batili – Alake.

The occasion will be directed by Prince Bisi Olatilo and Mrs. Julie Coker.

This celebration is a unique opportunity to bring together radio professionals, listeners, and media organizations to celebrate the power of radio and its role in promoting cultural diversity, dialogue, and mutual understanding. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Radio and Diversity.”

The organisers however enjoined newspapers, radio, and TV stations to help create awareness for this important event and “join us at the event for news coverage, and in celebrating the power of radio in promoting diversity and mutual understanding.”

UNESCO World Radio Day is celebrated annually on February 13th to mark the role of radio in promoting cultural diversity, dialogue, and mutual understanding.

The day was proclaimed by UNESCO in 2011 and aims to raise awareness about the importance of radio as a medium for promoting democracy, promoting human rights, freedom of expression, and fostering cultural diversity and dialogue.

For more information, please call:
1. Seyi Odunuga – 08062073895
2. Seun Awodele – 08077774880

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