The management of Federal University Oye-Ekiti has retained the services of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Progress. FM Ado-Ekiti in its bid to give wider publicity to the giant strides in the university. This followed the acceptance of a proposal on retainership earlier sent to the university from the radio station. The highlights of the understanding will ensure that Radio Nigeria Progress FM will assign a reporter that will be monitoring and reporting activities of the university and that major activities of the university will enjoy prominence in the bulletins of Progress FM. However, the agreement does not include personal paid advertisements (PPA) or jingles as well as live broadcasts.

Even though the agreement did not extend to Network News in Abuja, issues of national or international importance emanating from the university would be sent to the Network

and “South-West Today”, on non–contractual basis.

In his remark, General Manager of Progress FM, Pastor Kayode Akinsola said the working relationship with FUOYE was cordial even without a formalized understanding as the media outfit had already been giving news stories from the university air-time but admitted that the retainership will serve as an added impetus to go the extra mile in projecting major activities, events and engagements of the university to the outside audience.

Presenting the letter of appointment to the GM, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Asuzu challenged the organization to continue to project whatever the university is doing to their listening audience which is the basic essence of the retainer-ship. He reassured that the university would continue to embrace such mutually beneficial relationships in its bid to advance the fortunes of the young institution.

The brief ceremony which held in the office of the vice chancellor had in attendance the Public Relations Officer of the university, Ukaegbu Chris as well as Femi Ogunlimoro Head of Marketing Department and other officers from the radio station.