Of all his polyvalent talents, three key markers define the significant outlines of Dr Christopher Kolade’s life, career, and dreams. These markers are communication, diplomacy and education.
Many Nigerians probably know only the diplomacy and educational phases in the life of Dr Kolade but he was the significant voice that helped propel the Radio Nigeria Network into the powerful stature it has acquired today.
As head of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, Dr. Christopher Kolade also built the institution along the paths of integrity and honour, making it one of the few true voices of the community even when it was clear that its proprietorial hold was tightly governmental.
Along the three ports of call that he has travelled, Dr. Kolade left behind an enduring philosophy defined by one word – ethics. Those who are familiar with his communication strategies, and his years as a diplomat, and even now as the pro-chancellor of the Pan African University in Lagos where he also teaches business ethics, have no difficulty in agreeing that he deserves the honour.