Who We Are

Brief History of SNB

The idea and efforts to establish the Society of Nigerian Broadcasters (SNB) is dated back in 1962 by late Ambassador Segun Olushola. By 1978, it was handed over to Mr. Yemi Farounbi now Ambassador Yemi Farounbi. The Society was duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission on 3rd of March, 1994 with Head Quarters at NTA, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Society is a platform and source of inspiration for both serving and retired broadcasters. The body also serves as a think-tank on matters relating to broadcasting and other related issues. In addition, it will maintain close liaison with similar societies or associations across the globe.

Based on recommendations, the Society was transferred to BON in 2013 for BON to help nurture the Organisation.

The Company has four (4) Directors namly; Ambassador Yemi Farounbi, Alhaji Abdulrahman Micika of blessed memory, Mr. Ikenna Ndaguba of blessed memory and Mr. Diran Orekunrin.

The idea, concept and objectives of the Society is before the National Assembly as a Bill for an Act to provide for the regulation and conduct of the practice of broadcasting profession in Nigeria. The bill has passed both first and second readings and will any moment be presented for public hearing.

Vision & Mission

To serve as advocacy body for the Broadcast industry in Nigeria.

To lay down standards of knowledge, training and experience in the art, Science and techniques of broadcasting appropriate to the various grades of membership of the Society.

Who is a Member of SNB?

  • Any staff (current/former) in Programmes, News, Engineering or any others departments that may be specified in a Broadcasting Organisation with a Minimum of Diploma Certificate from a Recognized Higher Institution.
  • Academic staff in Mass Communications/Communications related studies in higher institutions of learning.