Dr Silas Gyar, Rector of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, said the institution had concluded plans to establish a local Radio and Television station.
The rector disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in his office in Lafia.
According to him, the decision is to strengthen the Mass Communication Department of the institution.
“The station will not just strengthen the department, but will also help in disseminating information within the campus and the entire state.
“The management is working round the clock to secure a broadcast license so that the Mass Communication Department can start transmission on Naspoly Broadcasting Service (NPBS).
“The NPBS, when established, will help in disseminating information about activities on the campus to the immediate community and its environs,” he said.
The rector said that the department had secured state-of-the-art equipment, and has competent manpower to run the stations.
He said that the polytechnic was awaiting full accreditation by National Board for Technical Education to commence the project.
Gyar commended the Nasarawa State Government for building male and female hostels in the institution, and appealed for more support. (NAN)