Biography/Profile/History Of Newly Appointed Director-General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Mr. Mansur Liman



Dr Mansur Liman is 51years old. He was born in December 1965 in Katsina State. He hails from Daura.

Qualifications: He had his Advanced Levels, at Bayero University Kano in June 1984 and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (First Class) from the same university in June 1987 and a Master of Science, (Course work only) at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, in October 1989.

The Director-General, FRCN is Dr Liman Mansur mphil/Phd with a doctorate qualification  in Chemistry. Liman had his Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Sussex, England in October 1993. MansurLiman

Academician Turned Journalist: He started work as a Graduate Assistant in the Ahmadu Bello University in 1989 and had his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Federal School of Arts and Science in Sokoto state between 1987 and 1988.

As a graduate assistant, Liman taught before becoming a broadcast journalist and has since been working for the BBC. According to, Mansur Liman is a producer. A term referred to someone who has the ability to coordinate a story, news, package from inception to broadcast.

He creates content on a platform for a target audience. According to his twitter page @mdliman, Mansur Liman is a journalist and heads the BBC Hausa Service.

What is most interesting is that, even as a northerner, Liman would have been heading a newly established Yoruba, Igbo and pidgin English Services of BBC online platform. Liman posited that the proliferation of major radio and television outfits will not pose a serious challenge to the BBC’s plan.

Mr. Mansur Liman Is The Head Of BBC Hausa Service. BBC World Service uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 192 million globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, digital satellite and cable channels. Its news sites include audio and video content and offer opportunities to join the global debate.

BBC World Service offers its multilingual radio content to partner FM stations around the world and has numerous partnerships supplying content to news websites, mobile phones and other wireless handheld devices as well as TV channels.


Mansur Liman helped in the Responsive Design technology changes the user experience of those who access via mobile phones.

  • The BBC Hausa mobile site was re-launched in Responsive Design in January 2013 when it was among the very first non-English-language African sites in Responsive Design.
  • With the launch of a “responsive” BBC Hausa mobile website all users coming to the site are automatically routed to the mobile optimised version, thus getting the best possible user experience their device can deliver.
  • Over 95% ofcom users come to the site via mobile phones – hundreds of different models in any given week. While previously they would all have had the same experience which did not reflect the advantages of their particular type of mobile phone, now, with the introduction of the Responsive Design technology, they get the best possible experience that their phone can manage.



Mansur Liman also aided the expansion of the content – including video products – and about the availability of this enriched content to the regional media via syndication to various aggregators who see value of BBC content.


Mansur LimanThe BBC attracts a weekly global audience of 256 million people to its international news services including BBC World Service, BBC World News television channel CBh4iYyXIAEOojF

Mr. Mansur Liman Interviews President Muhammadu Buhari Above


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