Taraba Television

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Taraba Television Corporation, Jalingo was established on the 2nd April, 1993 and is presently under the leadership of Engr. Bryson A. Ben.

Current Directors in the Corporation and their respective Departments include;

  • Tech. Joseph Anafa – Engineering.
  • Adi Bala Agyo – News/Current Affairs.
  • Sanusi Bako – Programmes.
  • Isa Jibril – Planning, Research and Documentation.
  • David Samfo Boyi – Commercials.
  • Ayuba Bako – Finance.
  • Hajiya Hureira Gado – Secretary.

Functions of the Department/Agency

  1. Information dissemination.
  2. Entertainment.
  3. Education.
  4. Propagation of government activities.
  5. Getting feedback from the public on govt. project.
  6. Promotion of peace through programmes, News and jingles.
  7. Creating awareness.

Achievements of the Department/Agency includes;

  1. Information dissemination.
  2. Entertainment.
  3. Educating the public.
  4. Propagating government activities.
  5. Enhancing political awareness during campaigns and rallies.
  6. Enlightening the public on endemic and pandemic diseases.

The General Manager – TTV

Engr. Bryson Ahmed Ben, the General Manager, Taraba Television Corporation, hails from Karim-Lamido and was born on the 24th July, 1964. He is married with two (2) children.

He began his educational career at Hassan Primary School, Jalingo from 1971-1977 where he proceeded to Comprehensive Secondary School, Mubi and Government Technical College, Mubi from1977-1978 and 1978-1982 respectively. He further enrolled into Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna from 1982-1985, 1986-1988, 1997-1999 and the proceeded to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi from 2007-2012.

Professional Achievements:

His Professional Achievements include;

  • National Diploma, Electronics and Communication Engineering-1985.
  • Higher National Diploma, HND, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering-1988.
  • Post Higher National Diploma (Post HND) Elect. And Telecommunications Engineering-1999.
  • Masters of Engineering (M.Engr.) Electrical (Electronics) Engineering-2012.

Other achievements/Awards/Honours gained by Engr. Bryson include;

  • Registered Engineer COREN.
  • MEMBER, Nigerian Society of Engineers.

Workshops Attended:

Workshops attended by the General Manager include;

  • Factory Training on Transmitter and Studio Equipment Techno System, Rome, Italy-1993.
  • Techno System Rome, Italy Training and Solid State Transmitter-2000.
  • Harris Transmitter training at Quincy Illinois, USA- 2005.
  • Project Management Course, ASCON, Badagry, Lagos-1993.
  • NTA TV College, Engineering Equipment Maintenance-1991.

Engr. Bryson has some Publications which are as follows;

  1. Design and Construction of a Light Chaser, HND Project Kadpoly-1988.
  2. Design and Construction of a Digital Fuel gauge, Post HND Project Kadpoly-1999.
  3. Choice of Parameter for DVBT. M.Eng-Thesis. ATBU, Bauchi-2012.
Past General Managers that served with the Corporation are as follows;

Names Duration
Hon. Zakari Yurma 2012 – 2016
Mr. Ateh Sale Kundu 2006 – 2012
Mr. Sylvanus Giwa 1999 – 2006
Mr. Timothy Nyapuri 1998 – 1999
Mallam Inuwa Bakari 1995 – 1998
Engr. Benjamin Garba 1994 – Dec. 1994
Engr. Joshua Hassan 1992 – 1994