Foremost unionist and executive Secretary of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria, BON, Dr Yemisi Bamgbose has described the establishment of the Society for Nigerian Broadcasters, SBN, as a huge success and step towards building on the foundation laid by Broadcast progenitors in Nigeria.
Dr Bamgbose stated this at the induction of the pioneer members of the Society of Nigerian Broadcasters in Lagos.
He regretted that 60 years after its idea was mooted in 1962, broadcasting remained the only sector without a professional body.
Bamgbose gave kudos to the late Ambassador Segun Olusola who came up with the idea in 1962 and to Ambassador Yemi Farounbi, Alhaji AbduRahman Michika, Mr Nkena Ndaguba and Elder Diran Orekunrin as first trustees for their efforts at seeing to the registration of the Society in 1994 by the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Dr Bamgbose noted that professionals in broadcasting and broadcast journalism can now walk shoulder high with other professionals in medicine law accounting and engineering with a view to raising the standard of the practice beyond seeing it as mere vocation for all comers.
He thumbed up for the National Universities Commission, NUC, for agreeing to introducing Broadcasting as a course of study in universities.