Media outfits in Nigeria have been urged to assist government in the campaign against activities of insurgents and Terrorism in the country.
The Honourable Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the call while commissioning a private Radio station " Pulaaku FM Radio station in Yola "
The Information Minister who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the occasion said the establishment of the Radio station is timely as government has reached the stage of information sharing in its fight against insurgency and other social vices in the society.
According to Lai Mohammed , Pulaaku is an embodiments of good values of Fulani culture that includes Tolerance ,Sincerity,Humility and steadfastness which every Fulani man is endowed with.
While commisserating with the government and people of Adamawa state over the recent Killings and Bomb blast in Numan and Mubi Local government areas, the Information minister called on the people to be vigilant and to support the gallant forces Nd other security agencies in maintaining peace and security in the country.
He also explained that the establishment of the Radio station has done at the right time in view of the importance of Radio in communication and Disseminating Information to the people.
He however implored the Pullaku Radio station to sensitised and inform the general populace on the activities of government by changing the mentality of the people towards developmental Journalism, he stated that "" Radio remains the most powerful source of Mass Communications as well as the easiest way in changing norms and values of the society,"" he added.
In his speech, Governor Muhammed Umar Jibrilla had commended Lamido Adamawa His Royal Highness Dr Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa foresight by establishing a gigantic project and promised that government will continue to support such a laudable efforts by individuals in order to publicised government policies and programmes.
Governor Muhammed Jibrilla explained that Radio is veritable tool for development which can be used to reach out to the audience and promote rich culturesof the Fulani’s.,stressing that establishing Pulaaku FM Radio has come at a better time when people at the grassroot will be inform about the activities of government of Adamawa state and beyond.
Also in his remarks, the Sultan of Sokoto His Eminence Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar lll who was ablly represented by the Emir of Kano Dr Muhammadu Sanusi ll had congratulatedthe Lamido Fombina for establishing the Radio station, expressing hope that the station will be a unifying factor and a medium of interaction among the Fulani race.
Dr Muhammad Sanusi ll had appealed to the federal government to investigate killings of innocent people in Numan and Mambila and to punished the perpetrators in order to be a detrance to other"" I hope that what happened in Numan and Mambila in Taraba state will not go unpunished "" he emphasised.
In his speech, the Founder of the Pullaku Radio Dr Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa said the Radio station was established to bridge the gap and reflect fearness and balance in the areas of presentations and programmes.
The Royal father said the establishment of Pulaaku FM Radio is to promote, protect and project Fulbe culture, Language and interest as well as to sustain the unity and enhance peaceful coexistence among the people of Adamawa state and the neibouring states.
In their goodwill messages, The Emir of Mubi Alhaji Abubakar Isa Ahmadu, Alhaji Nana Buba from Cameroon Republic and Director General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Alhaji Mansur Liman explained that they are ready to support the Radio station to achieve the purpose it was established.
Earlier in his address of welcome Professor Umar Pate who is the Chairman Board of Trustees of Pulaaku FM Radio said Pulaaku means knowledge and sanctity, explaining that the establishment of the Radio station will also promote peace and harmony among the diversed people of Adamawa state.