VON bags merit award from RATTAWU

Timothy Choji, Abuja

EDN, Mr Ahaziah Suleiman receives the award on behalf of VON Director General, Mr Osita Okechukwu

Voice of Nigeria (VON) has bagged an award of ‘Voice of the Nation’ at the 1st National Merit Award of the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers’ Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) in recognition of its contribution to media development in Nigeria.

The award was presented to the corporation at the Yar’adua Centre Abuja.

The Executive Director News, Mr Ahaziah Suleiman received the award on behalf of VON Director General, Mr Osita Okechukwu.

Speaking to Journalists thereafter, Mr Suleiman said the award will spur VON to do more in actualizing its mandate as the sole external broadcast station of Nigeria.

He admonished management and staff of Voice of Nigeria to reciprocate the recognition by redoubling their efforts, to enhance efficiency.

Speaking at the event, Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed assured media practitioners in Nigeria of continuous support.

Earlier while welcoming guests, President of RATTAWU, Dr Yemisi Bamgbose thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for securing the release of twenty one out of the abducted Chibok girls.

Dignitaries at the event include the Governor of Kano state, Mr Abdullahi Ganduje, his Ogun state counterpart Ibikunle Amosun as well as media practitioners from across the nation.