The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has hailed the election of Chairman and CEO of Channels TV, Mr. John Momoh as the Chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON.
Fayose extolled the virtues of Momoh as an ace broadcaster and veteran journalist whose hardwork and expertise as a broadcaster/media entrepreneur earned him several deserving garlands including ‘Officer of the Order of the Niger’ OON, 2014 Planet Africa Awards’ Leadership among others.
He stated that broadcasting in Nigeria is set on a dynamic and prosperous course with Momoh now in the saddle.
The Governor, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said, “It is heart-warming to commend Mr. John Momoh for emerging the first professional and private television entrepreneur to become the chairman of the BON.
“Mr. Momoh is a core professional who has practised his trade in broadcasting with sound judgment and strict adherence to its ethical tenets. He has brought his professionalism to bear on the management of the Channels Television which has since emerged as a leading broadcasting station in the country as well as a multiple award winning 24-hour news and media Television channel with headquarters in Lagos.
“Momoh is widely recognized in Nigeria as a transformative industry pioneer with his 37-year-long career in news television broadcasting. Little wonder he was included in a new book by veteran journalists and ex-helmsmen of The Daily Sun newspapers, Mike Awoyinfa and Dimgba Igwe, titled: 50 WORLD EDITORS—Conversations with Journalism Masters on Trends and Best Practices’, where his success story and that of Channels TV is chronicled as a chapter.
“While I wish him a great time as BON helmsman, I want to urge him to continue to adhere to the ethical tenets guiding the trade and also protect the sanctity of the noble profession,” Governor Fayose said.