Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, has been sworn in as the Chairman of the Broadcasting Organizations of Nigeria (BON)
The swearing in ceremony held during the weekend at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja. At the event, Dr Mansur Liman, Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), was also sworn in as BON Vice Chairman.
Ugbe emerged Chairman last month after defeating Sir Godfrey Ohuabunwa of Multimesh Limited by 63 to 35 votes in an election at the Coronation Hall of the Kano State Government House, Kano
The ceremony was well attended by relevant government agencies, including the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Voice of Nigeria (VON) and Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).
Speaking after he was inaugurated, Ugbe promised to reposition BON.
Goodwill messages were delivered by dignitaries led by Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje.
Also at the event were Senator Francis Onyewuchi, who represented Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan; and Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. Other dignitaries in attendance were Senators Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, Ayogu Eze, D. A. Sankara (Chairman, Senate Committee on Information), Honourable Segun Odebunmi (Chairman, House Committee on Information), NBC Director- General, Alhaji Balarabe Ilela; Registrar APCON, Dr Olalekan Fadolapo; Chairman of Channels Media, Mr John Momoh; Chairman of ThisDay Media Group, Prince Nduka Obaigbena and SA Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Femi Adesina.
Outgoing Chairman, Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim, charged the new Chairman and Vice Chairman to continue to unite BON members and ensure a focus on that professionalism.
She also harped on training and preservation of the core values of BON.