The Board and management of Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) have been charged to come up with new ideas that will make the State-owned broadcasting outfit to compete favourably with any other broadcasting station in the world.
The Hon. Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa gave the charge today in Osogbo when members of the Board and the management paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
The Commissioner pointed out that the State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, wants OSBC to become a first class broadcasting station that is highly competitive in terms of news dissemination and programming hence he charged them to improve on their performance.
While noting that their problems are not insurmountable, Mr. Baderinwa solicited for their full support and cooperation in order to achieve the purpose for which OSBC and the Ministry of Information & Strategy were envisioned and established.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the Interim Management Board of OSBC, Hon. Kola Akanji, said he and the entire board members and the management team were in his office to congratulate him on his appointment as the Commissioner for Information & Strategy.
He noted with joy and pride that a thorough-bred professional journalist is now heading the ministry and over-seeing the broadcasting station.
He then assured the Hon. Commissioner of their loyalty to him and the administration of the State and pledged their full support and cooperation for the success of his new assignment noting that Ministry of Information and Strategy is the life wire of the State Government in terms of communication and information management.
Also speaking, the Director-General of OSBC, Mr. Wale Idowu pointed out that OSBC is undergoing noticeable transformation which the State Governor has commended.
He however explained that the broadcasting station is undergoing challenges especially in terms of equipment and funding.
He therefore pleaded for assistance in terms of adequate funding and provision of modern-day equipment.
In attendance were all board members, management staff of OSBC as well as the management of the Ministry of Information and Strate