Abubakar Jijiwa

Abubakar Jijima, Chairman of Broadcasting Organisations of NigeriaAbubakar Jijiwa
Director General
Voice of Nigeria

Abubakar B. Jijiwa was born in Fufore, Adamawa State, Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc. in Accountancy and numerous other qualifications in broadcasting, management and accountancy. His career has taken him through strategic political, media, administrative and accounting appointments. He started out in 1977 as a Junior Producer in Gongola Broadcasting Corporation, Yola. In 1993, Jijiwa joined Voice of Nigeria as Director, Finance & Supplies. Later, after serving as Commissioner of Finance, Economic Planning & Budget in the Adamawa State Government of Nigeria, he returned to VON as Director, Administration & Finance, Ag. Director-General. In March 2005, he was appointed substantive D-G/CEO. Jijiwa served as Chairman of various NGOs and has headed Special Committees and Delegations in Nigeria and abroad. He is the Chairman of Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria [BON] and former President of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (2006-2010).