Chairman and CEO of Channels TV, John Momoh has emerged as the newly elected chairman of the Broadcast Organisation of Nigeria (BON) in a keenly contested election.
Mr. Momoh pulled about 51 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr. Abbas Dalhatu from Freedom Radio, Kano who scored 12 votes at the annual delegate conference on Wednesday in Abuja. He is the first private media owner to chair BON.
John Momoh is a broadcast journalist and widely recognized in Nigeria as a transformative industry pioneer with the 37-year-long career in news television broadcasting.
Channels TV, is an independent and multiple award winning 24-hour news and media television channel based in Lagos.
BON was Established in 1973, and is today comprised of over 100 members and they collectively own over 250 radio and television stations. BON’s vision is to foster a future-proof environment for radio, TV and new media broadcasters to serve their audiences and contribute to the development of our society. BON’s mission is to continue to be the voice of the broadcasting industry in Nigeria.
In his acceptance speech, John Momoh, said the leadership he offers is determined to address and influence a new thinking, a new respect and a new vision for professional broadcasting. He says hopefully in the next two years, with the media support, he’d lead BON to unimaginable heights.
Collectively, a rapid development of the broadcast industry in Nigeria will begin while embracing cutting edge technologies to match counterparts around the globe. Hear him in part;
“Together, we shall shape the future of our industry and give fresh hopes to the future generations of Nigerian Broadcasters. Through collaboration, we shall tackle common challenges frontally and victory is assured.”