The headquarters of the first Hausa international television station located in Kano, Tambari TV, now has a new name-Halilu Ahmed Getso House.
The management of the station said it renamed it after
the famous broadcaster, Halilu Ahmed Getso, to appreciate his contribution on the practice of journalism in Nigeria.
The Chairman and Founder of the station, Ibrahim Makama, disclosed this known during a stakeholders meeting at the station in Kano.
According to Makama, the decision to name the headquarters as Halilu Ahmed Getso House was borne out of sheer recognition of his contributions in journalism for the last fifty years.
“Halilu Ahmed Getso is a household name in the broadcast industry across sub-Saharan Africa and Europe especially for Hausa speaking audiences globally, ” he said.
Responding, the visibly elated Getso expressed suprise over the gesture, saying it was a life time achievement in his career as a broadcast journalist.
“I have never known the founder, he might have known me of course but his decision on branding my name at the station’s head office has made me reflect on the good side of my days while in active service at Radio Nigeria and the BBC Hausa service,” he said.
Halilu who cautioned young and upcoming journalists against giving priority for money in the course of their duty, also expressed appreciation to the management of the organisation.
Tambarin Hausa Television is currently running a test transmission from Kano, northwestern Nigeria and will be commissioned soon to start full transmission of news and programmes in Hausa language.