(Acting DG, NBC)
The Acting Director-General of the of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Professor Aduku Armstrong Augustine Idachaba, was
born on 16th July 1962, in Kaduna, Kaduna State. He got his first degree in 1985 from the University of Jos in Theatre
Arts, Masters in Theatre Arts, also from the University of Jos in 1993, and a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Abuja in 2008.
He also undertook executive management courses from Georgetown University (2003) and Kennedy School, Harvard University (2016).
Prof. Idachaba worked, from 1986 to 1996, as a lecturer and the Head, Department of English and Theatre Arts, at the College of Education, Ankpa, Kogi State.
He also worked as a Feature Writer for the Nigerian Voice Newspaper; Artiste and Presenter for NTA Makurdi, and; Director Movies Theatre Promotions, from 1986 to 1990. Prof. Idachaba joined the National Broadcasting Commission as an
Assistant Chief Research/Monitoring Officer on grade level 13 and assumed duty on 1st November, 1994.
He rose to become the Zonal Director of the then Umuahia Zone, Zonal Director Uyo, Zonal Director, Abuja, and Zonal Director, Lagos. He was also the Director of Broadcast Monitoring, Headquarters.
Until his appointment as Acting Director-General, Prof Idachaba served as the Director, Broadcast Policy and Research.
the Director, Broadcast Policy and Research, has been appointed to oversee the office of the Director-General of the Commission.
This appointment followed the suspension of Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu. In a letter dated February 14, 2020, and signed by Deaconess Grace Isu Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Professor Idachaba, as the most senior Director in the National Broadcasting Commission, is to oversee the affairs of the Commission.
Prof Idachaba has published several paperbacks on Media, Digital Technology, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Regulation. He has and
continues to, contribute exceptionally to the Commission’s Monitoring and Research activities. His contribution to Knowledge includes visiting Lectureship at Bingham University, Abuja; Nassarawa State University; Godfrey Okoye University; and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
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