World Radio Day 2023: CITAD advocates for credible, factual information from radio stations

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has charged radio stations in Kano state and Nigeria at large to abstain from disseminating fake news, inciting comments and ensuring that only credible and factual information is aired through their mediums.

The Executive Director CITAD, Engr. Yunusa Zakari Ya’u gave the order while speaking with journalists in Kano on the commemoration of 2023 World Radio Day.

Represented by the Centre’s Programs Officer, Buhari Abba said, despite the proliferation of social media and other mass communication platforms, radio remains one of the most trusted and accessible mediums in the world.

Speaking on the theme of the day, “Radio and Peace” the Executive Director urged Journalists in Radio stations to work towards promoting peace among the citizenry while discharging their duties.

Engr. Yunusa Ya’u noted that the theme is apt and timely as the nation moves closer to the 2023 general elections.

He urged all radio broadcasters to leverage the trust listeners have in their mediums to educate and sensitize the citizenry on their roles and responsibilities in electing the right persons to serve at various levels of government.

World Radio Day is an International Day which is celebrated on Feb.13th of every year as decided by member states of UNESCO and adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2012.


The centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) with support from Lenovo Foundation is starting women-focused incubators entitled Digital Creativity and Innovation for Young Women (DICI-YOW). The goal of the initiative is to create jobs for women and girls while the specific objectives are:

  1. To provide digital skills training for 200 girls (100 per year)
  2. To produce 80 digital entrepreneurs (40 per year)
  3. To create 160 new digital jobs for girls (80 per year)

The Programme consists of four phases and will last 10 months as followed:

Phase 1: Basic Digital Skills (one month)

Phase 2: Advanced Digital Skills (1 month)

Phase 3: Business Ideation (2months)

Phase 4: Incubator (6months)

Expected outcome:

As an incubator programme, its beneficiaries will at the end harvest some digital businesses providing goods or services to the public

Target Beneficiaries

  1. Beneficiaries must be girls between the ages of 18-30
  2. They must have a minimum secondary school education
  3. Must be capable of communicating in both written and oral English
  4. Must be interested in building and running a business of their own
  5. Participants must be based either in Kano, Bauchi or Gombe states. In addition, participants should ordinarily be residents in either Kano or can make arrangements to accommodate themselves in any of these three places for the duration of the programme.


Interested girls who meet the criteria above are invited to apply. Applicants should include photocopies of their credentials, an indication of their interest in the application letter. 

The application should be submitted using the link below or via on or before March 10, 2023.


Progression into the different phases of the programme is based on performance.