The National Broadcasting Commission,NBC has advised broadcasters to be professional and observe the tenets of broadcasting in promoting fairness, equity and objectivity.
The Director-General of NBC, Is’haq Kawu, gave the advice in a statement to mark World Radio Day.
He enjoined broadcasters to be objective in their reportage, especially as the country was approaching the 2019 general elections.
The theme of this year’s World Radio Celebration is: ‘‘Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace”.
Kawu said that broadcasters should use the radio as a tool to help in proffering solutions to issues, thereby facilitating peace in the society.
He said that radio could also help in shaping minds and building tolerance among people with differences.
The director-general said that the medium could be employed to solve local health issues and ensuring education for children.