All is now set for the maiden edition of Milestone Recognition of Media Icons being organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and slated for Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will be the Chief Host/Guest Speaker, while Veteran Journalist and former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba will be the Chairman at the unique event.
Mr Sanwo-Olu would speak on “The Role of the Media in the 2023 General Elections.”
According to the Chairman, Organising Committee, Gbenga Onayiga, the event which would be aired live on the African Independent Television (AIT), would also have in attendance who-is-who in Nigeria’s media industry.
The NUJ Milestone Honour is targeted at media owners and some seasoned journalists who have distinguished themselves in the industry.
The event is holding Thursday, December 8, 2022, by 5.30pm, will have media gurus like Prince Sam Amuka-Pemu, Publisher, Vanguard Newspapers; High Chief Aleogho Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman Emeritus, Daar Communications Plc; Chief Nduka Obaigbena, Publisher/Chairman, ThisDay Newspapers and Arise Television, as those to be honoured.
Others are Dr John Momoh, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Channels Media Group; Mallam Kabir Yusuf, Chairman, Trust Media Limited and Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, Founder, The Sun Newspapers.
Other seasoned journalists and media entrepreneurs penciled down for recognition include the Kano State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, who was also a former President of NUJ, Mallam Muhammad Garba; the Chief Executive Officer, Independent Communication Network Limited, Mr Bayo Onanuga; Chairman, Editorial Board of Penpushing and former Chairman, Lagos NUJ, Mrs Funke Fadugba.
Also to be honoured are former Managing Director of Champion Newspapers, Mr.Emma Agu; Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, Publisher, Blueprint Newspapers; the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba and Mr Buki Ponle, Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Similarly, Mrs Yemi Kolapo, Publisher/Managing Director, The Point Newspapers & Director General of Governor Yahaya Bello(GYB) Media Organisation as well as Mr John Ajayi, Publisher, Marketing Edge Magazine are also listed for honours.
The Milestone Recognition of Media Icons initiative is designed to encourage top professionals to sustain the tempo and prop up the budding ones not to be discouraged by the current economic and professional challenges.