The Kaduna State governor, Nasiru el-Rufai, has approved the appointment of a prominent NTA newscaster, Ibrahim Ismaila Ahmed, as the managing director of Kaduna State Media Corporation, KSMC.
A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, said the appointment was made to reposition the corporation to continue to serve the people of the state.
The statement said “recall that Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, has, while presenting the 2017-2019 multi-year budget proposal to the state House of Assembly on Wednesday, 12th October 2016, disclosed that the State Government would send a bill to the State House of Assembly to create a neutral public service broadcaster that will educate, entertain, inform and enlighten the public, devoid of partisanship and that can operate in a commercialized environment”.
He said the newly appointed chief executive of the KSMC is expected to use his wealth of experience in broadcasting to achieve these goals.
An experienced broadcaster who has traversed radio and television, Mr. Ahmed is currently Assistant Director, Director General’s Special Unit at the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) headquarters, where he has been Assistant Director (News) and Manager/ Head of News and Current Affairs on News 24.
He holds a first degree in Language Arts from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and a Master’s Degree in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos.
He has attended several professional and leadership courses in his 26-year career in broadcasting.