Association of Practitioners of Community Media of Nigeria (APCOM) has concluded arrangement to hold its maiden gala/award evening on Tuesday, June 12.
The event, which is slated to hold at Adam & Eve, Ikeja GRA, will have Governor Akinwunmi Ambode as Special Guest of Honour, former Governor Olusegun Osoba of Ogun State as chairman, while Sam Amuka-Pemu, publisher of Vanguard newspaper, is father of the day.
Other dignitaries expected at the event include Kehinde Bamigbetan, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy; Waheed Odusile, president of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ); Lanre Idowu of Diamond Award for Media Excellence (DAME) and a host of other personalities from the media, business and other sectors of the corporate world.
Ambode would be conferred with ‘Champion of Community Media Empowerment & Community Development’ for his vision in bringing community media into the mainstream of his administration.
Two veteran community journalists, Monzur Olowosago, the publisher of Oriwu Sun, and Jim Suleiman, publisher of The Commoners, would also be honoured for serving as inspiration to others.
According to the association, the event would be a celebration of journalism practice and an avenue to rub minds on the best way to enhance the profession in the country.
Keynote speaker and other guests have been carefully selected based on their experiences on the socio-economic and political realities in Nigeria.