By Emmanuel Elebeke
Chairman of Channels Television. Mr. John Momoh, on Wednesday, emerged the Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria.
He was elected at the annual delegate conference held in Abuja.
The Channels boss polled 51 votes against Mr. Abbas Dalhatu from Freedom Radio, Kano who scored 12 votes.
Delivering his acceptance speech, Momoh said his leadership was determined to address issues affecting the broadcast industry in the country.
He however, thanked the delegates for electing him,however, said that almost three decades after its establishment, The Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria had yet to earn its deserved respect among professional bodies in Nigeria.
His words: “BON is like the proverbial goose that lays the golden egg but is not accorded its due respect.”
He further assured that the organisation under his leadership would address the challenges bedeviling BON and “influence a new thinking, a new respect and a new vision for us all as professional broadcaster.”