Department of Mass Communication, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka has called for stronger partnership and support towards the upcoming twenty-fifth anniversary celebration of the department.
The Head of the department, Professor Chinwe Uzochukwu made the call when she led a delegation of the Students and staff of the department on a courtesy visit to the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Broadcasting Service, Dr. Uche Nworah at the Corporate headquarters of the Station in Awka.
Correspondent, Amarachukwu Okafor reports that the anniversary celebration scheduled for Thursday, June 10th, 2021 will serve as an opportunity to honour an array of role models and contributors to the success of the department, society and mankind.
It will also feature the launch of the silver edition of the Unizik COMET magazine, as well as mark the Maiden Alumni Homecoming of the department which began in 1996.
Speaking, Professor Uzochukwu commended the management and staff of the ABS for transforming the station, giving a wider reach and more voice to her audience.
She said therefore, that the visit is to seek stronger partnership and collaboration leveraging on the success of ABS towards projecting the essence of the celebration and to publicize the homecoming activities of the department.
Responding, Dr. Nworah represented by the Director, News and Current Affairs, Mr Gab Okpalaeze welcomed the delegation and emphasized that the station will continue to support events and programmes that will be of good benefit to the society.
The ABS MD used the opportunity to brief the mass communicators on the lifeline given to ABS by Gov Willie Obiano, saying that the huge government investment on the staff and equipment of ABS is paying off handsomely.
Later, the Chairman of the Silver Jubilee Publicity sub Committee, Dr. Henry Duru thanked the station for it’s dedication in projecting the university, and appreciated the staff of the ABS for their hard work and professionalism in the conduct of their duty
In the UNIZIK delegation include: Dr. Njideka Ezeonyejiaku, Dr. Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, Dr Obiora Edogor, Mrs Kobimdi Umeh, Mrs Chinwe Okoyeocha, Mrs Chigozie Chukwuleta, while members of the management team of the ABS who were on hand to welcome them were the Director of Programmes Mrs. Nneka Ekwunife, and Director of Commercials, Beatrice Akwanamnye represented by Mrs Uju Ifediba.