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HCJB World Radio Broadcasts Christian Programs in Three of Nigeria’s Languages

( [email protected] ) Oct 13, 2003 04:09 AM EDT

Nigeria – HCJB World Radio is now broadcasting Christian programs in all three of Nigeria’s major languages. Through partnerships with In Touch Ministries, the Evangelical Church of West Africa and local radio stations, HCJB launched broadcasts in Hausa and Yoruba at the beginning of this month, adding to the initial broadcasts made in Igbo.

The programs, produced at the ELWA/ECWA studios in Jos in Nigeria's Plateau State, air on Kaduna State Radio in the northern part of the country. This station has the capacity to reach 34 million Hausa-speaking people.

On Sunday, Oct. 5, the first weekly programs in Yoruba, also produced at the studios in Jos, began airing in Nigeria. These programs, produced in cooperation with In Touch Ministries, are carried on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria's AM station in Ibadan.

According to the HCJB worldwide broadcasting coordinator, both Hausa and Ibadan is strategically important as it is spoken by a large Muslim population in northern Nigeria."