Utility value of radio for national security and sustainable development in Nigeria: appraisal of radio Nigeria “watch 360” programme (Published)
This paper examined the utility value of radio in addressing the twin issues of national security and sustainable development in Nigeria. The study focused on “Watch 360”, a Radio Nigeria neighbor-hood watch programme created by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) to promote national security and sustainable development. The objectives of the study were to identify the salient parts of the WATCH 360 radio programme that promote national security and sustainable development; as well as proffer solutions that will enhance the utility value of radio for national security and sustainable development. The researcher utilized the qualitative method of inquiry to appraise the potentials of the programme in fostering national security and sustainable development in the country. The Agenda setting theory provided the theoretical foundation for the study. The study found that the conceptualization, articulation, design and delivery of the programme imbues it with the knack for achieving the desired results. Therefore, it was strongly recommended that in order to achieve optimal benefits of the programme, the management of FRCN should, among others, ensure that its stations all over the country air the programme in their respective stations as well as introduce live streaming and vernacular editions in Nigeria’s three major languages (Housa, Ibo and Yoruba) for better reach and greater impact.
Citation: Odishika, Emmanuel Chukuka (2021) Utility Value of Radio for National Security and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Appraisal of Radio Nigeria “Watch 360” Programme, International Journal of International Relations, Media and Mass Communication Studies, Vol.7, No.2, pp.46-54