Voice Of America Moves To Set Up North East Regional Station in Gombe

By Simon Akwu

Gombe (Precise Post) – The Voice of America, VOA is to set up its North east regional reporting centre in Gombe.

The Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity) to Gombe state governor, Ismaila Uba Misilli, who disclosed this to newsmen said the Chief of Hausa service of the VOA, Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto dropped the hint during a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya at the Government House, Gombe.

Aliyu Mustapha Sokoto, who is in Gombe to inspect some buildings to house the complex, told the Governor that the regional reporting centre, when established will serve as Northeast hub for VOA’s integrated newscasts, magazine shows, diverse stringer reports, exclusive interviews, call-in shows with prominent leaders, panel/round table discussions among others.

He commended Governor Yahaya for his disposition and show of interest towards the establishment of the international radio station’s office in Gombe.

In his remarks, Governor Yahaya thanked the head of VOA Hausa service for choosing Gombe to serve as their regional hub, assuring them of Government’s cooperation to ensure its realization and success.

He said Gombe state is willing to partner with the VOA and any other media outfit in the quest to inform, educate and enlighten the public with a view to entrenching good governance through mass media.

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