The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), the body established by the Federal Government of Nigeria by an Act of the National Assembly in 1992 (as Amended) to regulate activities of the broadcasting industry in the country, has solicited the support and cooperation of organisations, like the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), for the broadcast regulator to achieve its mandate.
This was the position of the newly appointed Director-General of the Commission, Mr. Emeka Mba, through a letter of appreciation, dated 17th May, 2013, sent to the Executive Secretary of NICO, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma.
While expressing his profound appreciation to Ayakoroma and the Institute for earlier sending him a congratulatory letter on his appointment by Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mba noted that, for the Commission to carry out its regulatory functions well, it requires the support and cooperation of major stakeholders like Dr. Ayakoroma and the Institute.
The newly appointed Director-General of the Broadcasting Commission further told the NICO CEO: “I wish to seize this opportunity to assure you that with your support and cooperation, the national broadcasting commission will ensure the sustenance of a broadcasting industry in Nigeria that is comparable to the best around the world.”
It will be recalled that Dr. Ayakoroma, in the congratulatory letter, had extolled Mr. Mba’s qualities, noting that, given his high level of credibility and the trail he blazed as Director-General of the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board, the Institute had confidence in his ability to perform commendably as the superintends the umpire in the electronic broadcasting spectrum in Nigeria.
Jonathan N. Nicodemus