About Radio Nigeria – Lagos

The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Africa’s largest radio network with six zonal stations operating on short and medium wave bands and two operations centres, as well as over 32 FM stations across the country, was established by Decree No. 8 of 1978 with sole rights to shortwave or powerful medium wave broadcasting for effective and simultaneous reception in the country.

In 1988, the decrees was amended to enable the Corporation generate revenue through commercial broadcasting.

FRCN, as a public service organization, has the mandate to provide impartial radio broadcasting services within Nigeria for the purpose of informing, educating and entertaining the public through up-to date and well researched news and programmes.

It has a Board of Directors headed by a Chairman, while a Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation.

To inform, educate and entertain through the creation and maintenance of broadcast outfits that will serve as models in Nigeria and Africa in terms of standards, professionalism and character..

To be an impartial, credible, creative and digitized medium in the forefront of Nigeria’s national development, unity and progress.


  • To provide, as a public service in the interest of Nigeria, independent and impartial radio broadcasting services for general reception within Nigeria
  • Ensure that the services, which it provides, when considered as a whole, shall reflect the unity of Nigeria as a federation and, at the same time, give adequate expression to the culture, characteristics, affairs and opinions of each state or part of the federation

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