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Saturday, February 15, 2020

FG suspends Kawu, appoints Prof. Idachaba as acting DG, NBC

The Federal Government (FG) has suspected Malam Modibbo Kawu as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), and replaced him with the Director, Broadcast Policy and Research at the commission, Professor Aduku Armstrong Augustine Idachaba, in acting capacity, reports ITREALMS.

This appointment followed the suspension of Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu with immediate effect in a letter dated February 14, 2020, and signed by Deaconess Grace Isu Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

The appointment of Professor Idachaba, is sequel to his being the most senior Director in the National Broadcasting Commission, to oversee the affairs of the Commission.

Prof. Idachaba, born on 16th July 1962, in Kaduna, Kaduna State obtained his first degree in 1985 from the University of Jos in Theatre Arts, Masters in Theatre Arts, also from University of Jos in 1993, and a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Abuja in 2008.

He also undertook executive management courses from Georgetown University (2003) and Kennedy School, Harvard University (2016).

Prof. Idachaba worked, from 1986 to 1996, as a lecturer and the head, department of English and Theatre Arts, at the College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi State. He also worked as a Feature Writer for the Nigerian Voice Newspaper; Artiste and Presenter for NTA Makurdi, and; Director Movies Theatre Promotions, from 1986 to 1990.

Prof. Idachaba joined the National Broadcasting Commission as an Assistant Chief Research/Monitoring Officer on grade level 13 and assumed duty in 1st November, 1994. He rose to become the Zonal Director of the then Umuahia Zone, Zonal Director Uyo, Zonal Director, Abuja, and Zonal Director, Lagos. He was also the Director Broadcast Monitoring, Headquarters.

Until his appointment as Acting Director General, Prof Idachaba served as the Director, Broadcast Policy and Research.

Prof Idachaba has published several paperbacks on Media, Digital Technology, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Regulation. He has, and continues to, make exceptional contribution to the Commissions Monitoring and Research activities.

His contribution to Knowledge include visiting Lectureship at Bingham University, Abuja; Nassarawa State University; Godfrey Okoye University; and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.


Uboshe Uboshe from Abuja/Editor

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Pic. Prof. Idachaba

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