September 26, 2020
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WNTV 60th Anniversary Activities Continue at Conference Centre, UI

Activities marking the establishment of Africa first television station is currently ongoing at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan.

The event, which attracted earliest television broadcasters and current media professionals and members of the academia, provided platform for speakers to take people memory lane of television broadcasting in Nigeria.

In his presentation as a keynote speaker, the former Director General, National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Mr Yomi Bolarinwa, said establishment and networking of television to ensure transmission across western Nigeria was well planned. 

He said funding of media is currently the problem facing the private and public broadcast media, stressing the need for all and sundry to unite and reposition the industry. 

Chairman, Foundation for Ibadan Television Anniversary Celebration, FITAC,  Ambassador Yemi Farounbi, and Executive Chairman,  Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy Professor Tunji Olaopa  and other speakers including Seye Oyeleye berated the poor facilities of broadcasting is and lack of professionalism among broadcasters. 

The speakers called for broadcast media content that reflect creativity, development as well as content that portray the nations image positively.

Event which has the theme: Sixty Years of Television in Africa: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 7 was organized by FITAC in collaboration with Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy.

The event was attended by the management of FRCN, Ibadan Zonal Station.

Rotimi Famakin

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