More than a thousand listeners tuned in to the Radio IITA launch and Communication Open House held yesterday at the IITA Conference Center.
The launch program featured a live talk show called “Good morning, IITA!” during which the IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga and Director of Development and Delivery, Dr Alfred Dixon were interviewed. Sanginga said, “Today is a historic day for IITA. Launching Radio IITA is a dream come true. Communication using radio should become a powerful avenue for extending knowledge across Africa, not just Nigeria.”
The duo discussed how the project came about and their vision for Radio IITA. Dixon said implementing Radio IITA is a step closer to realizing the DG’s vision of “making IITA the CNN of Africa.”
The landmark Radio IITA is an Internet radio facility that IITA established to reach farmers, policymakers, young people going into the business of farming, entrepreneurs in the agricultural value chains, and the public. IITA has more than 50 years’ worth of research knowledge that could help transform agricultural communities and revive agriculture as a business.
Anchored by Dajie Odok and Toyo Olufisayo, the talk show was aired live via Radio IITA and also streamed to audiences across the globe via Facebook and YouTube. To see the show, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-6EsmHoYfA&feature=youtu.be