The Lamido Fombina, Dr. Barkindo Musdafa has appointed AUN’s Vice President for University Relations (VPUR) Dr. Abubakar Abba Tahir to the Board of Trustees of Pulaaku FM Radio Yola.
The Lamido in a personally signed letter conveyed his firm belief in the VPUR’s “experience and moral integrity in the conduct of public business”.
Dr. Tahir brings an invaluable latitude of experience in broadcasting to this new responsibility. This new mandate requires him to work with other members of the Pulaaku FM Board of Trustees, to provide guidance and design appropriate policies to reposition the radio station into a more productive, and sustainable broadcaster for the community.
This appointment completes the VPUR’s fortuitous professional circumambulation around all six broadcast stations in Yola, beginning in October 1983. His now accomplished career in broadcasting started with a role as news assistant in NTA Yola. By 1999, he was appointed the General Manager of Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). When Governor Boni Haruna was repositioning ABC and Adamawa Television Corporation in the year 2000, Dr. Tahir was appointed to the government delegation to Harris Transmitter Corporation in Cambridge UK, to facilitate training for radio and television employees in the state and to secure new broadcast equipment. He served ABC until 2003. In 2004, driven by a yearning to give back to the community, Dr. Tahir volunteered his services as a newscaster with Fombina FM from 2004 – 2005.
The VPUR cemented his reputation for journalistic integrity as a newsman, anchoring programs for TV and Radio Gotel. For many residents in Yola, Gotel is a staple for news and entertainment. As such, Dr. Tahir became a household name. His influence in Gotel transcended beyond the screens and microphone into the boardroom where he helped define the direction for the station as a member, Gotel Board of Governors from 2008 until 2015.
With this new appointment to the Board of Trustees of Pulaaku FM Radio Yola, he fortifies a legacy of charitable works, bequeathing life skills and knowledge to the next generation of journalists and academics with a lasting, positive impact on his home community.
By Office of Communications