The Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, for the hosting of the 29th Edition of the Nigeria Media Merit Award NMMA, has been signed between the organisers of the award and Kogi State in Lokoja.
Signing the MOU on behalf of the kogi State Government, the Secretary to the state government, Mrs Ayoade Folashade Arike said the state government was fully ready and necessary mechanism have been put in place for successful hosting of the award.
The SSG who described the theme of the Award ” Engaging kogi State today for Tomorrow” as appropriate noted that the NMMA engaging the state was a preparation for a better kogi State and Nigeria.
The team leader of the NMMA, Mr Yemi Akeju said the award was an avenue to appreciate those who have paid their dues in media industry and to raise the standard of media practice not only in Nigeria but in Africa at large.
According to him,the vision of the NMMA is to partner with state government to showcase what governments are doing in their various locations.
He said kogi State was selected to host this year’s edition since Abuja had hosted the event in the past as it now the turn of the North Central Geo political zone.