Gov. Bello Matawale, Four Other Governors, Nollywood Stars to grace Media Nite-out Award

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Gov. Bello Matawale, Four Other Governors, Nollywood Stars to grace Media Nite-out Award

Akin Olayemi

Not less than five governors, media gurus and prominent Bollywood actors and Nigerians are expected at the 13th edition of Nigeria Media Nite-Out Award (NMNA).

Those expected, according to Murphy Ajibade Alabi, the Media and Publicity Manager of the glamorous media event include the Governor of Zamfara, Matawalle, Governor Babajide Sanwoolu(Lagos), Aminu Tambuwa(Sokoto), Udom Emmanuel (Akwa Ibom), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), and the first lady of Ondo state,   Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu.

Murphy also informed that the media will be well represented at the award by the duo of Vanguard publisher, Sam Amuka,  and Chairman, Board of Telegraph Newspaper, Mrs. . Funke Egbemode.

Others expected are vice chairman and governing body of NMNA, Omooba Segun Adewale, chairman of Lagos State chapter, Nigeria Union of Journalist, Dr Qassim Akinreti.

The theme of this year award is “Nigerian Economy and Political Development: Finding the Missing Piece” and lecture will be delivered by the former presidential aspirant, John Onche Shaibu, who is the Keynote Speaker.

“The event will come up on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Lagos Airport Hotel, B Event Hall, Ikeja, Lagos.
17 journalists are going to be awarded in different categories at the 13th edition of Nigeria Media Night-Out Award.
“This is an award that has been on the vanguard of recognizing the efforts of the media in our society for the past 13 years, and we are not going to rest on our oars, even though it has not been easy to do this year in year out.
This year, we intend to make it elaborate and special, we intend having many Nollywood stars for the award to add glitz and glamour to the event  ” stated Mr. Alabi,  a veteran  journalist of almost  two decades,  who is vast in entertainment sector.
“We will also honour late Precious Owolabi with a posthumous award. He was a young man who believe in the profession and he practiced it passionately until his death. We as an organization that always recognize the good work of journalist have to acknowledge his braveness even though it was a very painful death. He will be honoured on the day of the event as well″ Alabi concluded

Meanwhile, the chairman of Lagos state chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalist, Dr. Qasim Olalere Akinreti, has endorsed NMNA.

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