The Director-general of ARTV, Haji Sa’a Ibrahim on Wednesday emerged the new National Chairman of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria ( BON).
Solacebase reports that ARTV, Abubakar Rimi Television is Kano state-owned television station named after the first executive Governor of the state, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Rimi who died on April,4th 2010.
She scored 56 votes to defeat other contenders in the just concluded 72nd Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday in Lagos.
Before her emergence as Chairman, Hajia Sa’a served as the immediate past Vice-Chairman of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON).
Accepting the mandate, Haji Sa’a Ibrahim promised to uphold the Constitution of the organization, work to add to the trust confided in her as well as engage members of the organization towards achieving efficiency.
‘’I want to work hard to earn your trust and set up committees that will advise us on issues that will promote the organization, ‘’said Sa’a Ibrahim.
Hajia Sa’a is the first woman to be elected as Chairman of the BON since August 11, 1988.
Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim was born on the 18th of April, 1960 to the family of Malam Ibrahim and Yalwa Bello, in Magashi Quarters, Gwale Local Government Area in Kano State.
The newly-elected National Chairman of the BON, began her early education in Kano state as she attended Kofar Kudu Primary School, Kano from 1966 to 1973 before proceeding to Government Secondary School, Dala, Kano State from 1973 to 1978 for her secondary education.
She also attended College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies, Kano from 1978 to 1980 before proceeding to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Political science from the University of Sokoto between 1980 to 1984. She further obtained an advanced Diploma in radio production at the University of Jos, Nigeria between 1988 to 1989.
Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim holds a Masters degree in Public Relations from Bayero University, Kano which she obtained between 2014 to 2015. During the course of her early service year, Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim has been opportune to serve in a different capacity. These includes:
Radio Kano Producer 11 from 1984 to 1985; Unit Held (Women & Children) from 1985 to 1986; she also worked with Radio Deutsche-Welle for two years before proceeding to become the Producer of the Women program between 1986 to 1988; she was also a News presenter at Deutsche-Welle from 1991 to 1993; Unit Head (FM) from 1988 to 1993; Unit Head (Women & Children CTV 67) from 1993 to 1996; Manager Programmes (CTV 67) in 1999; Manager Programmes (FM Kano) between 1999 to 2005; Deputy Director (FM Kano) from 2005 to 2008; Director (FM Kano) between 2008 to 2014 And the Managing Director/CEO (ARTV kano)from 2014 – till date.
Hajia Sa’a Ibrahim is a member of the Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria(BON),Radio Television Theatre and Art Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), Nigeria Association of Women (NAWOJ), and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
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