Four media houses have endorsed The Nigerian Broadcasting Awards (TNBA) organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON).
They are DAAR Communications, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Abuja Broadcasting Corporation — owners of ASO Radio and Television — and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).
The award committee announced this in a statement on Thursday after a courtesy visit to each media house.
According to the statement, the award, which is aimed at recognising and rewarding excellence in the broadcast industry, will hold in October.
During the visit to FRCN, the media house was urged to support BON in its bid to deliver a high-calibre awards ceremony to celebrate professional accomplishments in the Nigerian broadcasting industry.
Mansur Liman, the vice-chairman of BON, commended the decision to celebrate stellar broadcasting industry professionals whose talents have not been formally recognised and rewarded.
“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,” he said.
At NTA, committee members were received by Yakubu Ibn-Mohammed, the director-general, who described the awards as an intervention necessary to raise practice standards in the industry.
“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,” he added.
Tony Akiotu, group managing director of DAAR Communications, also reiterated his organisation’s support for the award.
He advised the BON delegation on the need to recognise and reward broadcasting superstars of yesteryears just as the current crop will be recognised.
On his part, Ibrahim Damisa, the managing director of Abuja Broadcasting Corporation, said the initiative would further promote excellence in broadcasting in Nigeria.
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