Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has referred to as on Nigerian leaders to construct folks able to excelling past their achievements if the nation will be a part of comity of developed nations.
He made the decision through the grand finale of the 60th yr celebration of tv in Africa, organised by former workers of Western Nigeria Television (WNTV) underneath the aegis of Foundation for Ibadan Television Anniversary Celebrations, on the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, yesterday.
The WNTV began operations as the primary tv station in Africa on October 31, 1959 after its inauguration by the late premier of the defunct Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo. He was supported by two different visionaries, who had been former minister of Information for Western Region, Anthony Enahoro, and first chairman of the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation, Tanimonwo Solaru.
The WNTV, nonetheless, ceased to be in existence in 1977 when the Federal Government took over the station and renamed it Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
Osinbajo, who chaired the event, famous that each era has a historic duty to succeed in for the best peak that human capability may obtain, saying: “Awolowo flanked by the then governor common, John Ranking; Enahoro, and Solaru, formally entered the historical past books by commissioning the WNTV, first in Nigeria, and this was forward of China and several other different international locations.
“The occasion was historic for 3 causes. First, it demonstrated the capability of the Nigerian thoughts to conceive of and obtain something regardless of how advanced or tough. Second, it demonstrates how visionary management can encourage and elevate folks from the bottom stage to the best level of human creativeness. Third, it exemplifies using public sources for the general public good.
“Today, as we have fun the 60th anniversary of the institution of WNTV, we additionally have fun what is feasible in our nation and in our states. We have fun additionally what imaginative and prescient, exhausting work and a dedication to public good can do.
“The celebration of the exceptional achievement in 1959 might be wasted except we recognise that the achievements characterize regular shoulders for us to face on and that right now we will do extra and that the imaginative and prescient of Awolowo was to construct a folks able to excelling past even his personal achievements.
“Today, we are at the most advanced moment in science and technology and innovation in human history. The mobile phones have more computed power than all of the computing power that the Apollo space ship that took men to the moon had in 1969. So, all things are possible and we are able. Let us be inspired by Papa’s words that our only limit is our imagination.”
Osinbajo famous that WNTV was constructed to tell, educate and entertain and as “Obafemi Awolowo stated on that day, 60 years in the past, tv is a robust affect for good.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who was represented by the Director General, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Yakubu Mohamed, tasked practitioners of the tv business on sound professionalism, enjoining “all of the practitioners of the tv business to do a vital evaluate of the motivation of the founding fathers in establishing the audio-visual platform.