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Published On: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2019

Hostile programme, tainting our community

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By Salim Umar Ibrahim

The focal aim of every community in the world is to have or create a functional and   substantial   outline   irrespective   of   its   culture   and   ethnicity,   a   kind   of environment that can stand in front of the world and be proud of itself and its inhabitants. If there occurs to be any community welcoming something else out of this scope and no effort is been made to change, then that should be preferably referred to a clueless, hopeless and ignorant community.

Journalism: one of the major and strongest utility used in promoting a liberal and adept community has played and concurrently playing a great role towards the determination and development of many communities around the world.

It is with utmost anxiety that we, people in the community fold our hands and watch   nothing   but   a   minority   and   inferior   among   us   destabilizes   our   cultural, religious and ethnic background – turning our faces from seeing the right thing to something else, an artificial and obstructive act to say.

On the 18th of august 2015, I wrote a piece entitled “Hostile Programme: ‘Rai

Dangin Goro’ of Express Radio 90.3FM” published by Peoples Daily Newspaper, sitting in for the negative effect of this programme to our dear society, but I failed as no one heed my words, this programme created a crowd-puller that competitive radio stations went into adopting the programme also.

Furthermore, on the 19th November 2015, I wrote once more another piece entitled “Re-hostile programme” published by the same newspaper where I still went ahead enumerating all the negative influences it’s having upon our society  especially the youth giving an example with the mass failure in WAEC and NECO examinations by Kano state candidates in  the  year  2015,  Suspension  of  seven female teachers  at a  Islamic school for engaging themselves in listening to the programme in the classroom with students. This is one gesture that leads to many appalling happenings in our society   today,  from   the   depth   of   our   youths   disruptive   behaviors   to   the   mass divorce in our society. Pathetic!

These   programmes   are   doing   nothing   but   negating   people’s   rational   ability especially those whom are yet to achieve something in their lives, and at the same time   diversifying   the   thoughts   and   physical   activities   of   the   illiterate,   who   is supposed to be seeking for knowledge and the likes.

I must say from the bottom of my heart, the action taken by the Hisbah command, the censorship board to mention but a few, what you did to is indeed a great saving grace to our community by turning down the presenter of this programme; Ahmad Isa to present his intellectual ability of manipulating his tongue as he wants – able to voice out all gender tongues (the young and old, male and female voices) which is also a crime and unacceptable act in his religion as a Muslim. Ahmad Isa at first invite only females to come down to the Sani Abacha stadium, Kano, and see how he does this things, aftermath, he realizes how dangerous that could be to him considering the type of the environment he is seeking, he re-echoed and invite both male   and   female.   The   Hisbah   command,   big thanks   to   you   towards   this development, and this once confirmed to us that your establishment is the society.

Lastly, I would  like  to call  upon  the  attention  of  Freedom  Radio  99.5FM,  the people of Kano state are always proud of you and we had utmost respect for your station for it  has done much towards developing, informing  and educating  our community, you are always being there for us in every aspect of our lives for years now. But, we regret how you guys adopt Ahmad Isa presenting this programme by the  name; ‘Zaman  Duniya’ at a  time where Muslims are  praying the  ‘Magrib’ prayer, most of our parents, brothers and sisters missed the prayer, later on, it was shifted  to evening  hours  when our dear  brothers and sisters are in  the  Islamic school, their attention deviates because they are always with the thought of what Ahmad Isa was there saying on air. It’s not helping at all.

With   these   effects,   we   hope   you   guys   abate   this   programme   for   a   better   and educative one.


 Salim Umar Ibrahim is a freelance writer, and can be reached on 0703 296 5551.


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