Armstrong Augustine Idachaba has been appointed acting director general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) by the federal government following the suspension of Is’haq Modibbo Kawu.
Idachaba joined the NBC as an assistant chief research/monitoring officer in November 1994. He was later promoted to zonal director of the then Umuahia zone, covering Uyo, Abuja, and Lagos, before becoming director, broadcast monitoring, at the NBC headquarters.
He was most recently director, broadcast policy and research.
Idachaba has previously worked as a features writer for the Nigerian Voice Newspaper and as an artist and presenter for NTA Makurdi. In addition, he has published several books on media, digital technology, theatre, and broadcast regulation.
Idachaba will continue to contribute to the commission’s monitoring and research activities.