To inform, educate and entertain through the creation and maintenance of Broadcast Outfits that will serve as Models in Nigeria and Africa in terms of Standards, Professionalism and Character.


To be an impartial, credible, creative and digitized Medium in the forefront of Nigeria’s National Development, Unity and Progress.


The mandate is:

To uplift the people and unite the nation.

What started as a listening post for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has, 50 years after, mushroomed into the biggest radio network in Africa with 5 National Stations transmitting on the MW/SW channels.


Radio Broadcasting was introduced into Nigeria in 1933 by the then Colonial Government. It relayed the overseas service of the British Broadcasting Corporation through wired system with loudspeakers at the listening end. The service was called Radio Diffusion System, RDS.

From the RDS emerged the Nigeria Broadcasting Service, NBS in April 1951. Mr. T.W. Chalmers, a Briton and Controller of the BBC Light Entertainment Programme was the first Director-General of the NBS.

The Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, NBC came into being in April 1957 through an Act of Parliament No. 39 of 1956. The Director General was Mr. J.A.C Knott OBE. In 1978, the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation was re-organized to become the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN.

The NBC was instructed to handover its stations that broadcast on Medium Wave frequencies in the States to the State Governments and it took over Short Wave Transmitters from the States. The Broadcasting Corporation of Northern Nigeria, BCNN, was merged with the NBC stations in Lagos, Ibadan and Enugu to become the present day FRCN. The Reverend Victor Badejo was the first indigenous Director-General of Radio Nigeria.

Today the FRCN, as a public service broadcaster with its headquarters in Abuja, has National Stations in Enugu, Ibadan, Kaduna, and Gwagwalada FCT; plus a Lagos Operations Office. These National Stations and Lagos
Operations Office control all the 37 FRCN FM/MW/SW stations spread across the country reaching more than 100 million listeners; broadcasting in 15 languages, catering to the diverse broadcast needs of a multi-ethnic Nigerian; uplifting the people and uniting the nation.

The Corporation also has four of its stations streaming live audio on the Internet at: www., thus reaching millions more in the world.


The FRCN has a Board of Directors which has overall responsibility for policy and standards. The Director General is the Chief Executive Officer.

The National Stations are headed by Executive or Zonal Directors and Lagos Operations by a Director who all report to the Director General.

The Director General, Zonal/Executive Directors, Director Lagos Operations, Company Secretary and all Directors form the Central Management Committee (CMC) which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Corporation nation-wide.

At the Headquarters, there is a Committee of Management (COM) headed by the most senior Director as Chairman, with other Directors and Heads of Departments as members. There is also a Committee of Management (COM) for each National Station and Lagos Operations headed by the Executive Director who is assisted by Heads of sub-Directorates, General Managers of FM Stations and Internal Audit.


In 2006, the Government approved the restructuring of the FRCN to provide for six Zonal Stations (to cover the six geo-political zones of the country), and Headquarters.

National Stations will now become Zonal Stations and new ones created where none exist. The zonal stations will have head offices in: Markurdi (North Central), Kaduna (North West), Maiduguri (North East), Enugu (South East), Yenogoa (South South), Ibadan (South West).

Lagos Operations office will be under the Headquarters. All zonal stations will supervise the FM stations in their zone, while Headquarters in Abuja will supervise the zonal stations.

Zonal Stations will be headed by Zonal Directors while Executive Directors will return to Headquarters as professional heads of News, Programmes, Admin & Finance, Marketing, Legal and Engineering Services.

The Government White Paper on this, or another structure recommended by a panel, is being awaited.


Dr. Mansur Liman Director General
Michael A.Oluwole Director Finance & Accounts
Ike Okere Zonal Director, Enugu Zonal Station
Dr. Andah David Angbazo Secretary/Legal Adviser
Mike Yawe MD, Radio Nigeria Investments Ltd
Chioma Irechukwu Director  Internal Audit
Chigozie Obialo Director Special Duties
Mal. Nurudeen Ahamad Director Admin
Mal. Sani Sulaiman Director News
Mal. Buhari Iro Director Procurement
Yahaya A. Maikano Zonal Director, North-East
Vera Ngozi Osokoya Director Marketing
Slyvanus Namang Zonal Director, North Central
Mohammed Bello Zonal Director, Ibadan Zonal Station
Nneka A. Kanu Director, Planning & Research
Engr J. Emechebe Zonal Director South-South
Gidado .M. Ibrahim Director ICT
Amosu Adeyinka S. Director Lagos Operations
Engr. Abiola Ajibola Director Training & Human Resources
Buhari Auwalu Zonal Director, Kaduna Zonal Station
Msurshima Kighir Ag. Director Abuja Operations
Mokikan    Dominic Ag. Director Monitoring and Evaluation
Shina Abimbola Ag. Director Programme
Engr. Achanya Mohammed A. Ag. Director Engr. Services
Osana Omame Head, Corporate Dev.& Communications


Ike Okere Zonal Director, Enugu Zonal Station
Yahaya A. Maikano Zonal Director, North-East
Slyvanus Namang Zonal Director,  North Central
Mohammed Bello Zonal Director, Ibadan Zonal Station
Engr J. Emechebe Zonal Director,  South-South
Amosu Adeyinka S. Director Lagos Operations
Buhari Auwalu Zonal Director,  Kaduna Zonal Station
Msurshima Kighir Ag. Director Abuja Operations


• News
• Current Affairs

• Culture
• Public Enlightenment
• Family Enlightenment
• Family Support
• Entertainment
• Education
• Religious
• Science and Technology
• Fashion/Styles and Recreation
• Special Events
• Information Support Services and Mobilization


  • Entertainment (Drama, music, etc), Features, Children’s show, Specials.
    • Variety and light Entertainment – i.e. Comedy, Musicals, Talk Shows,
    Quiz and Debates.
    • Public Enlightenment – i.e. Documentary, Discussions, Docu-Drama,
    Magazine and features.
    • Travelogue, Family Support Services, Educational Support Service,
    Traditional and Cultural Ceremonies, Supplement, Indigenous Language
    The Programmes are broadcast in either of the following ways:
    • Network Programs
    • Syndicated Programmes
    • Local Programmers-usually designed to take care of local and diverse
    interest of each station or state.


Most Radio Nigeria FM/SW/MW stations are on air for an average of 18 hours a day though a significant number are on air for 24 hours each day.
These basically consist of 3-5 hours of Network and the remainders are
local programmes. Network airtime is made up of News, Sports, Current
Affairs, Drama/Light Entertainment, Youth/Children, and Public


Radio Nigeria has the highest number of radio broadcast professionals. Most professional staff of private and state radio
stations nationwide are products of Radio Nigeria.
Radio Nigeria’s strengths include:-
• Network Reach
• Creativity
• Credibility (it is most often quoted as a source of vital information)
• Goodwill associated with its name.
• Professional ethics and standards
• Commitment to excellence.
• Corporate and individual resourcefulness.
• Good taste and judgment.
• High local programme content.

For more information, contact the Corporate Development & Communications Department at:
08039705059 or


1st Floor Rm 2,
Radio House
Herbert Macaulay Way
Area 10 Garki Abuja Nigeria
Tel: +234 (0)9-8734228 or 09-2910607