By James, Michael Igiri
Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Mallam Ishaq Modibo Kawu has
given a strong indication that the proposed Unilag TV is underway to becoming the first campus
TV station in Nigeria licensed for full time operation.
He made this known during an interview which held in the live studio at the media centre,
University of Lagos Centre of Excellence in Multimedia and Cinematography.
‘’Hopefully, the University of Lagos will be the first to be granted a license for operation of a
campus Television Station in Nigeria” He said.
Earlier, the DG, in company of Chairman, Centre of Excellence in Multimedia and
Cinematography, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye and other senior members of staff of the Radio
and TV stations, took a facility tour of the TV and Radio complex, and expressed a
deep satisfaction with the amount of investment – both in personnel and equipment –
which the university has.
In his response, Prof. Akinfeleye urged the Director-General to help facilitate and expedite
actions on actualising the dream of campus television station in Nigeria.
“Sir, history is being made here, and God-Willing, if you help actualise this dream, your
name will go down in history as the Director-General who made it happen’’
Mallam Kawu, who graduated from the Department of Mass Communication, University of
Lagos more than thirty years ago revealed that he was amazed at the level of
transformation in the department and concluded that it was ‘’a sign of a very pragmatic,
astute, and dedicated leadership on the part of management and the University
On ground to welcome the Director General, were senior members of the Department of Mass Communication
including the Acting Head of the Department, Dr. Oloruntola Sunday; Associate Prof., Abigail Ogwezzy; and Dr.
(Mrs.) Theresa Amobi, who took turns to solicit the commission’s support in actualising the dream of making Unilag
TV, the first Campus TV station in Nigeria.
The visit ended with a brief meeting with the vice-chancellor, University of Lagos Prof
Rahamon Bello at the senate building.