BON elects John Momoh as chairman

By The Citizen
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The Chairman of Channels Media Group, Mr. John Momoh, was, on Wednesday, elected as the Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).

The election held at the annual delegate conference on Wednesday in Abuja.

Momoh polled 51 votes against Mr. Abbas Dalhatu from Freedom Radio, Kano who scored 12 votes.

In his acceptance speech, Momoh said his leadership was determined to address issues affecting the broadcast industry in the country.

Momoh, who 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.

'BON is like the proverbial goose that lays the golden egg but is not accorded its due respect,' he said.

He promised 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 broadcasters'.