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NBC holds 5th Annual lecture in Abuja Tuesday
All is set for the 5th Annual Lecture of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 by 10am.
The lecture, which is in furtherance of the Commission’s resolve to raise consciousness and encourage broadcasters to be more responsible and responsive to the trends and development in the industry, was designed to bring together stakeholders within and outside the broadcasting industry for meaningful, mutually beneficial intellectual interaction.
A statement issued by the management and signed by the Director General, Mallam Is’haq Midobbo Kawu revealed that Prof. Ahmed Adam, Dean, Post Graduate Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy, will present the Keynote address on the theme:“Contemporary Challenges of the Nigerian State: Need for Constructive Broadcasting.”
Business Hilights recalls that the lecture was first held in 2015, with the theme: “New Media Convergence and the Future of Broadcasting: Greedy Telco, Naïve Broadcasters and the Scramble for Spectrum” with the lead paper presented by the chairman of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Mr. Shola Taylor.
Also in 2016, Prof. Attahiru Jega spoke on, “Broadcasting and the Challenges of the New Nigeria”, while the 3rd edition had the theme: “On Cosmopolitanism: Nigeria Ethnic Politics and the Communication of Hate”.
The 4th edition with the theme: “Broadcasting and Nigeria’s Ethno-Cultural and Religious Divide: Bridging the Gap”, was presented by Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari.
The DG noted that “This year’s edition will, among others, focus on the urgent need to collectively make concerted efforts towards ensuring peaceful coexistence amongst the divergent interest groups in Nigeria, using the instrumentality of the broadcast media.”
Recall that the NBC was established by an Act of the National Assembly signed into Law on August 24, 1992 heralding the deregulation of the broadcasting industry in Nigeria. The lecture was instituted by the Management of the Commission to mark the Commission’s Anniversary.
On this year’s edition, NBC said discussants will cut across veteran broadcasters and security experts, as well as key industry professionals.