DAAR, NTA, others endorse BON awards
The Nigerian Broadcasting Awards (TNBA) organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), has been given approval by DAAR Communications, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Abuja Broadcasting Corporation; owners of ASO Radio and Television and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).
This development was announced in a statement on Thursday by the award committee after a courtesy visit to each of the four media house.
According to the vice-chairman of BON, Mansur Liman, the decision to celebrate stellar broadcasting industry professionals whose talents have not been formally recognized and rewarded is very commendable.
In his words:
“The awards will recognize and reward the talents that abound in the Nigerian broadcasting industry, spur them to be better, and inspire up and coming professionals to excel.”
The visit to FRCN, was to urge them to support BON in its bid to deliver a high-calibre awards ceremony to celebrate professional accomplishments in the Nigerian broadcasting industry.
Meanwhile, the committee members were received by the director-general at NTA, Yakubu Ibn-Mohammed, who described the awards as an intervention necessary to raise practice standards in the industry.
In his words:
“We are delighted that this intervention is coming at this time. It is one that will bring about enormous professional improvement in the Nigerian broadcasting space.”
The group managing director of DAAR Communications, Tony Akiotu, also reiterated his organization’s support for the award while the managing director of Abuja Broadcasting Corporation, Ibrahim Damisa, said the initiative would further promote excellence in broadcasting in Nigeria.