……abuse of ethical standards by some broadcasters should be sanctioned.
By Our Correspondent
Kano State Commissioner of Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye has urged the members of the Society of Nigerian Broadcasters to study code of conducts and ethics of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission and apply it in discharging their duties.
He stated this during inauguration and induction of new members of Society of Nigerian Broadcasters held at Kano State Press Secretariat.
The Commissioner who was the Chairman of the occasion stated that flagrant abuse of ethical standards like using abusive or vulgar language by some broadcasters should be sanctioned.
Dantiye added that government will work with broadcast professional bodies to senitize the profession for and do away with quacks who are always tarnishing the image of the broadcasters.
He assured them of the state government support in capacity building training for an effective and effecient service delivery.
In his address, the National Coordinator, Society of Nigerian Broadcasters Mr. Yemisi Bambose stressed that broadcasters need to have professional body like other professionals such as lawyers, Engineers Accounts among others for effective service delivery.
Yemisi explained that the Society is a platform and source of inspiration for both serving and retired broadcasters, adding that the professional body also serve as a training ground for its members.
During the occasion, a veteran broadcaster and former Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information, Alhaji Ahmed Aminu was awarded with honourary member and appointed as the patron of the Society of Nigerian Broadcasters.
In her remarks the Acting Head of Service Hajia Mu’azatu Isa Dutse congratulated the inductees expressed delight for having many women members among the professional body of broadcasters.
Sani Abba Yola
Director Special Duties
Kano State Ministry of Information and Internal Affairs.