Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria gets new chairman

Aliyu Othman, Abuja

The Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria BON has elected Chief John Momoh as its Chairman for the next two years.

Chief Momoh, the first to be elected as leader of the broadcasting umbrella body from the private sector in Nigeria promised to reposition the body during his tenure at the end of the election in Abuja.

The chairmanship election contested by one other member of the BON also produced other officers with Vice Chairman position going to a woman to ensure gender balance and active participation of women.

The Chairman and owner of Channels Television a private Television station in Nigeria is expected to fast track the desire of the broadcast industry to achieve digitisation and switch over from analog to digital broadcast by 2017 as set target by Nigeria.

The former chairman of BON, Nigeria Television Authority Director General, Mr. Yakub Ibn Muhammed said at the Annual General Meeting of the body that the decision to move the Leadership to the private sector players is to give everyone a sense of belonging in the broadcasting industry in Nigeria.

Over one hundred delegates from radio and television stations owned by the private sector operators and government participated including Mr. Osita Okechukwu Director General voice of Nigeria.