The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Yobe State Council has said that radio remains an indispensable tool for mass communication recognised all over the world.
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Radio remains an indispensable tool of communication
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen by the chairman of the union, Comrade Yusuf Alhaji Isah to commemorate the international radio day in Damaturu.
The statement said the radio remained the cheapest, effective and affordable means of reaching out to the diverse community.
The NUJ said even with the advent of the television, satellite and the internet, the radio remained significant in terms of coverage and accessibility especially to rural and hard to reach communities.
It emphasised that it was due to the importance of the medium that UNESCO member states proclaimed 13 February in 2011 as a day to celebrate radio broadcast, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2012.
The day according to the union was also celebrated to encourage and raise the consciousness of decision markers on the need to patronise and create access to information through the radio.
The NUJ equally acknowledged and recognised radio as a powerful important medium in celebrating humanity and a platform for social and democratic discourse.