Story from Najib SANI, Bauchi
As part of efforts to bring succour to the state-owned media houses including the Bauchi state Television (BATV) and Bauchi Radio Corporation (BRC), the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has inaugurated a five men committee to look at the problems militating against the progress of the media houses.
Bauchi state chairman of NUJ Umar Sa’idu who inaugurated the committee said the idea to form the committee is in line with the NUJ’s determination to enhance excellence in journalism practice in the state.
He said the two broadcast media have a lot of audiences hence the need for the government to upgrade the stations to make them up to date.
Sa’idu explained that veterans journalists including the former Permanent Secretary state ministry of information Inuwa Bello, former Managing Director BATV Ibrahim Idris Shall, former General Manager Radio Nigeria Globe FM Bauchi Dahiru Garba Mohammed, a director in the Bauchi Radio Corporation (BRC) Umar Shira and Fatima Abdullahi from the ministry of information were selected to serve in the committee.
According to him, the terms of reference of the committee are to look at the challenges of the media houses and profer recommendations on how to revamp the stations, improve their services, revenue generation as well as boost the capacity of their staff.
He stated that after the submission of the committee’s report, the NUJ would forward it to the state Governor Bala Mohammed so that he could act on it.