The Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON), on Sunday, urged its members to sustain the enlightenment programmes on the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The call is contained in a communiqué signed by Jibrin Bello-Kwami and Ahazia Suleiman, issued at the end of BON’s 61st Annual General Assembly which ended on Saturday in Gombe. BON said broadcasters did very well in the containment of the scourge and assured Nigerians that its members would continue the enlightenment.
The Assembly had “Broadcast as the Critical Mass in Healthcare Delivery’’ as its theme and featured Dr Sani Gwarzo, from the Federal Ministry of Health, who presented a paper entitled “Ebola: Scare or scourge?’’. The broadcasters, expressed concern over the destruction of lives and property caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East, urged members to continue to promote peaceful co-existence in the country through good programmes and reportage. The Assembly resolved to mobilise funds for the facilitation of public hearing on the draft bill on Society of Broadcasters. The members directed the Central Working Committee of the Assembly to set up an ad hoc committee to explore the possibility of BON starting an annual award ceremony.