About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

To produce a well, informed, educated, entertained and mobilized citizenry through Radio & TV broadcasting for collective development.

VISION STATEMENT

To effectively meet the information and communication needs of the people of Nasarawa State.

HISTORY

Nasarawa State is one of the six states created in Nigeria on 1st October, 1996 by the late Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Sani Abacha.

Desirous of the need to provide social services by way of educating, enlightening, entertaining and informing the general public of government programmes and activities, the Nasarawa State Government had enacted an Edit No. 19 of 1998 establishing Nasarawa Broadcasting Service (NBS). Nasarawa Broadcasting Service had its pioneer staff numbering 101 deployed from Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTV), sequel to the creation of Nasarawa State from former Plateau.

The name, NBS, was suggested by the pioneering staff and endorsed by the first military administrator, late Wing Commander Abdullahi Ibrahim.

Prior to the enactment of the Edit No. 19 of 1998, Nasarawa Broadcasting Service (NBS) started its transmission on February, 1997 at a temporary state secretariat along Shendam road, Lafia.

The station, NBS is a two-in-one broadcasting outfit (Radio and Television) and operated on a 2 kilowatt (Itelco product) transmitter supplied by Kris Onye Kwuluje, Lagos and initially tuned to 93.5 MHz on the FM band.

However, this frequency was later change to 97.1 MHz on the FM band by National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in the month of November, 1997 owing to the fact that the former had earlier been allocated to a Radio station in Abuja.

The NBS Radio FM station 97.1  has two studios (Recording and Transmitting) and covered by broadcasting operator’s license No. 0014 of 5th December, 1997, while the television (TV) also having two studios (Recording and Transmitting on UHF 40 at Keffi and UHF 23 at Lafia) has licenses No. 0027 and 0028 respectively.

With the advent of civilian administration in May 1999, things changed for the better for the station as NBS has since progressed steadily sequel to the supply of the state of the art equipment ordered by the first civilian governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu for FM radio station. These equipment were supplied by Engineering and Security Company (SESCO).

Also within the same period, two transmitters of 35 kilowatts each were procured by the State Government from HARRIS International to upgrade the coverage of the station. The two FM studios were equipped with computer system to enhance their quality output. This development has greatly improved NBS coverage as its signals are received beyond Nasarawa State to other states like FCT, Plateau, Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Kogi etc.

Through visionary and purposeful policy initiatives, the untiring efforts of the State Government saw the establishment of new state TV in Lafia whose contract was signed with the Continental Microwaves Limited of U.K. in November, 2001. The contract for extension of the mast which height is 300 meters was handled by Allen Dick Company Ltd. The television station like the radio is now having its signals covering the entire state except few places due to topography.

It is pertinent to note that NBS has come a long way and is determined not to waver in its continued strive to live up to expectation in the areas of information dissemination, entertainment, educating and enlightening the state citizens.

Therefore, in compliance with the NBS Code, the radio programme content maintains up to 70% local programming while 30% is devoted to other segments at intervals.

In order to further live to the essence of its establishment and the code of ethics, NBS has evolved an array of live and interesting political, social and economic programs. This has earned the station great admiration and credibility. In addition, NBS has other captivating programmes such as “Adon Gari” (women discussion), “Kunun Kanwa” (Hausa Satire) amongst others which have already attracted millions of listeners.

MANAGEMENT POLICY THRUST

Aims and Objectives

Subject to the provision of Edict No. 19 of 1998, NBS shall satisfy itself that the programmes broadcast by it or on its behalf comply with the following requirements:-

  1. That nothing is included in its programmes which is likely to offend against good taste or decency or likely to encourage or initiate crime or lead to disorder or offensive to public feeling or to contain any offensive representation of or reference to any person living or dead.
  2. That the programmes maintain a proper balance in their subject matter and a general high standard or quality.
  3. That any news given in whatever form is presented with due accuracy, impartiality and objectivity.
  4. That due impartiality is preserved in respect of matters or public affairs, political or industrial controversy or relation to current public issue.

Functions:

The function of NBS include:-

  1. To inform, educate and entertain it teeming listeners and viewers through news dissemination and programming.
  2. To propagate governments activities and programmes to the generality of the entire state populace.
  3. To convey reactions or view of the public to the appropriate quarters or authority.
  4. To provide adequate coverage of Government functions for benefit of the general public.
  5. To obtain an air paid announcement or advert for clients.