Mr. Olayinka Agboola, C.E.O Parrot Xtra Media Network Inc has announced that Parrot Xtra Hour on Radio will now be aired live every Monday by 7pm on Oluyole 98.5fm.
In a statement made available to newsmen over the weekend, the radio show host, Mr. Agboola, who also publishes ParrotXtra Magazine, said the move was necessitated by the need to expand scope and listenership of the show.
Agboola, a former Press Secretary to late Governor Lam Adesina of Oyo State, explained further that the radio show now has a better corporate outlook and is now ready for sponsorship by individuals, government parastatals and corporate bodies from anywhere in the world.
According to Agboola: “There is a special segment on the show that we call: ‘My Conscience,’ which we are supposed to use the radio to drive.
“It a segment we deploy to locate and identify extremely brilliant but indigent students of primary and secondary schools who have, or are about to drop out of school all because they do not have school shoes, uniforms, essential books and bags.
“We started supporting these students when Parrot Xtra Hour On Radio first hit the airwaves on January 7, this year.
“But the advent of COVID-19 affected our activities.
“We are now good to continue, and we are set to expand the scope by God’s grace.
“Our belief at Parrot Xtra Media Network is that we will be able to cover Oyo State better because BCOS is live in Kishi, Saki, Igboho and other major cities of the state apart from Ibadan.
“This means, we will be able to locate some of these students in these zones too.”
Agboola confirmed that the major challenge facing the project like any other laudable assignment is funding.
He said: “We do not have the funds but we believe it is God’s project.
“This is our major source of encouragement.
“In addition, some of our friends have been supporting us.
“We believe they will still continue to support despite the state of corporate and individual economies as dictated by COVID-19.
“We are determined to help as many of these brilliant students as possible because they will one day make Oyo State proud.
Culled from: Eagleonline