Enugu State Governor, Dr Peter Mbah, has appointed Mr Ladi Akeredolu-Ale, an award-winning journalist, Managing Director of Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS).
Until his recent appointment, Ladi was the Controller, Current Affairs at Channels Television in Lagos State.
His appointment was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Chidiebere Onyia on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
The veteran journalist is expected to bring to bear over 30 years of experience in journalism in the state broadcasting service.
It is expected that Mr. Akeredolu-Ale would drive a media revolution, inspire drastic reforms in media innovation and creativity, and turn the state-owned media service into one of the best revenue-generating organisations in the state.
The statement reads in part:
“Mr. Ladi Akeredolu-Ale has been appointed the MD of the ESBS. Before his appointment, he was the Controller, Current Affairs at Channels television headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.
“He is a multiple award winner being the Nigeria Media Merit Award winner of Television Presenter and Reporter of the Year in 2001, Diamond Award for Media Excellence as Reporter of the Year in 2004, as well as Nigeria Media Merit Award Programme Presenter of the Year 2019.
“A veteran of almost 30 years standing in television broadcasting, he was also Director General and Chief Executive of Ondo State Radio and Television Corporation between March, 2009 and February, 2017.
“He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology from the Universities of Ilorin and Lagos in 1992 and 1998 respectively and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Chief Executive’s Programme of 2011.”
Enugu State Governor, Dr Peter Mbah, has made a strategic move by appointing Mr Ladi Akeredolu-Ale, a renowned journalist with numerous accolades, as the Managing Director of Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS). This appointment marks a significant milestone in the state’s media landscape.
Formerly serving as the Controller of Current Affairs at Channels Television in Lagos State, Mr. Akeredolu-Ale brings a wealth of experience to his new role. The announcement of his appointment was made through an official statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Chidiebere Onyia, on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
With an impressive career spanning over three decades, Mr. Akeredolu-Ale is poised to leverage his expertise and transform the state broadcasting service. His vision includes ushering in a media revolution, spearheading innovative reforms, fostering creativity, and elevating the state-owned media service to become one of the foremost revenue-generating organizations within the state.
A Record Of Excellence And Accomplishments
Mr. Ladi Akeredolu-Ale’s professional achievements speak volumes about his dedication and prowess in the field of journalism. As the Controller of Current Affairs at Channels television headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, he has been instrumental in shaping the news landscape.
Over the years, his outstanding contributions have been recognized through prestigious awards. Notably, he was honoured with the Nigeria Media Merit Award for Television Presenter and Reporter of the Year in 2001. In 2004, he received the Diamond Award for Media Excellence as Reporter of the Year. In 2019, he once again claimed the Nigeria Media Merit Award, this time as the Programme Presenter of the Year.
In addition to his role at Channels Television, Mr. Akeredolu-Ale has held prominent positions in the broadcasting industry. From March 2009 to February 2017, he served as the Director General and Chief Executive of the Ondo State Radio and Television Corporation, where he successfully led the organization to new heights.
A Distinguished Academic Background
Beyond his illustrious career, Mr Ladi Akeredolu-Ale boasts a solid academic foundation.
Elanza News reports that Ladi obtained both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology from the prestigious Universities of Ilorin and Lagos in 1992 and 1998, respectively. Moreover, he participated in the esteemed Lagos Business School Chief Executive’s Programme in 2011, further enhancing his business acumen.
As the newly appointed Managing Director of ESBS, Mr Akeredolu-Ale embarks on a transformative journey to redefine the state broadcasting service. Armed with his extensive knowledge, leadership skills, and passion for media excellence, he envisions a future marked by innovation, audience engagement, and sustainable revenue generation.
With a laser focus on embracing emerging technologies, fostering creativity, and amplifying the voices of Enugu State, Mr. Akeredolu-Ale aims to position ESBS at the forefront of the media landscape.
By nurturing strategic partnerships, implementing groundbreaking initiatives, and harnessing the power of digital platforms, he seeks to create a media powerhouse that delivers quality content and resonates with the diverse population of the state.
Enugu State’s media landscape is set to undergo a remarkable transformation with the appointment of Mr. Ladi Akeredolu-Ale as the Managing Director of ESBS. His remarkable track record, coupled with his visionary leadership, positions him as a catalyst for change and innovation within the state broadcasting service.
As he takes the helm, Enugu State can
expect a new era of media excellence, where ESBS becomes a beacon of information, entertainment, and revenue generation.
Mr. Akeredolu-Ale’s extensive experience, coupled with his commitment to pushing boundaries, will undoubtedly propel ESBS to greater heights.
Under his leadership, ESBS will explore cutting-edge technologies to enhance content production and delivery.
By embracing digital platforms, the broadcasting service will have the opportunity to reach a wider audience, engage with viewers in new and exciting ways, and establish a strong online presence.
In line with the governor’s vision for the state, Mr Akeredolu-Ale will prioritize local content development.
Elanza News reports that this initiative aims to showcase the rich cultural heritage, talents, and stories of Enugu State.
By highlighting the region’s unique identity through captivating programming, ESBS will contribute to the preservation and promotion of the state’s cultural values.
Moreover, the appointment of Mr Akeredolu-Ale as the Managing Director is expected to attract investments and partnerships from both local and international media stakeholders. Recognizing his vast experience and his reputation as an industry leader, potential collaborators will view ESBS as a valuable platform to showcase their products and services to a diverse and engaged audience.
To ensure transparency and accountability, Elanza News reports that the new management will prioritize effective governance and ethical practices within ESBS.
By fostering a culture of professionalism, integrity, and teamwork, the broadcasting service will set new standards for excellence in the industry.
The appointment of Mr Ladi Akeredolu-Ale as the Managing Director of ESBS heralds a promising future for Enugu State’s broadcasting service. With his visionary leadership, wealth of experience, and commitment to innovation, Mr. Akeredolu-Ale is poised to revolutionize ESBS, positioning it as a leading media organization in Nigeria. As Enugu State embarks on this exciting journey of transformation, the residents can eagerly anticipate a vibrant, informative, and revenue-generating media landscape that truly reflects the spirit and aspirations of the state.