The New Managing Director of Anambra Broadcasting Service, ABS, Sir Chido Obidiegwu has urged staff of the establishment to be alive to their responsibility and support him to build a profitable and professional media organization.Sir Obidiegwu gave the advice during his maiden meeting with staff of the organization few hours after he assumed duty. The new ABS boss said that he is committed to translating Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s policy thrust in ABS by effectively fulfilling his mandate of refreshing the organization and elevating it to a new pedestal.While calling on the staff of the agency to remain punctual and dedicated, Sir Obidiegwu tasked them to work extra miles to meet audience satisfaction and that of the state governor, calling for self-evaluation and revealed that hardworking staff will be motivated to go extra miles in order to meet the task ahead. Expressing his determination to reposition the ABS, Sir Obidiegwu said he will bring to bear his wealth of experience in various fields, as the state governor has mandated him to make ABS to be a media organization run professionally and profitably delivered with precision and passion.He revealed plans to rejig ABS contents, and appreciated Governor Soludo for finding him worthy to be at the helm of affairs of the establishment, while lauding the former Acting Managing Director, Mr. Gab Okpalaeze whom he said has made tremendous achievements in the last three months of being on the saddle.On his part, Mr. Okpalaeze urged the staff to extend the hands of fellowship given to him to the new Managing Director, who he said has plans to reposition ABS, both in content, resources and welfare.He thanked them for their support in the past three months, as according to him, ABS has achieved a lot which would help the new MD, even as pointed out that through the Asset Monitoring Committee and Revenue Generation Think Tank Committee, the establishment has achieved a lot. In their various contributions, The National Vice President, Radio, Television Theater and Art Workers Union of Nigeria RATTAWU, Prince Emeka Kalu and the Anambra state Chairperson of RATTAWU, Mrs. Maureen-Stone Enujioke, while promising to support the new MD, equally pointed out some challenges confronting staff of the establishment, including wardrobe allowances, poor remunerations and many others.On his part, Mr. Abuchi Nwozor, advised the new MD to avoid outlanders in ABS as the establishment has adequate manpower to transform the organization to greater height and called for increment in advert commissions to motivate staff, while the Deputy Director News and Current Affairs, ABS Onitsha, Mrs. Miriam Chukwuma, appealed to the new ABS boss to look into the Onitsha Sub-station situated at the commercial hub of Anambra State, as they are part of the establishment to be reformed.
Source : Emmanuel Chigbata ( ABS News )