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GBKCouncil Member & Registrar

Alhaji Garba Bello Kankarofi was born in 1954 at old Kano City. He attended the popular Bayero University where he graduated with Bachelors of Arts, Mass Communication in 1981 as a pioneer graduate. Indeed, Alhaji Kankarofi’s leadership role started from that University where he later emerged as the first President, Association of Mass Communication Students and Captain of University’s Football Team.

Upon graduation from that University in 1981, his career rose steadily. In 1982, he became a Commercial Officer in the Kano State Broadcasting Corporation. He rose through the corporate ladder to become Principal Commercial Officer (Radio/TV) in 1984. In 1986, he ascended to the position of Controller, Commercial Services and in 1987 became the Commercial Service Manager. He was confirmed the Director of Marketing and Commercial Services (Radio/TV) in 1991 and upgraded to the position of Director of Commercial Services in 1993.

Indeed, Alhaji Kankarofi reached the zenith of his profession when he became the Managing Director, Radio Kano in September, 2003. He is not only a broadcast icon, he is equally an Advertising Practitioner of distinction. Following his contributions to the development of Advertising in Nigeria, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) bestowed him with the highest honour of Fellowship of the profession in 2004. He is among the pioneer generation of APCON members and his presence is recognized at the General Assembly of Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria (BON). Alhaji Kankarofi is a first among equals and boasts of being Member of the International Advertising Association (IAA) from the northern Nigeria and the only Fellow in Radio and Television.