By: Ike Philip Abiagom
Community Newspaper Publishers under the aegis of Association of Community Newspaper Publishers of Nigeria (ACNPN), Delta State will be holding its annual lecture/awards Ceremony with the theme: “2023 General Elections: The Roles of the Media and Security Agencies, Challenges and Prospects” slated for November 10,2022.Its Chairman, Comrade Jude Obiememyego, said this at a news conference on activities to mark the 2022 Publishers’ Media Week.
According to the Publishers Media Week Committee Chairman, Comrade (Dr) Felida Essi, she said the Publishers week is a time for Publishers to brainstorm on crucial issues of national interest and exercise their bodies through sporting activities.
Essi said a public lecture/Media awards would hold on November 10th at the Vienna International Hotel, DBS Road, Asaba and lecture would be delivered by Provost Emeritus, Dr Ignatius Nwanze Ezoem, Executive Assistant to the Governor on Education Monitoring.
The occasion would be chaired by Professor Emmanuel Achenu, Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-uku.She said dignitaries such as His Excellency, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa;Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Umana Umana,Sir Daniel Chukwudozie, CEO,Dozzy Oil and Gas, Mr Idewu Okeze, Sir Chuks Okonji and Mrs Ruby Ijeoma Okoro, Managing Director, Delta Mortgage Trust Bank, Allen Onyema, Chief Executive Officer, Air Peace, would also be recognised among many others.
The Royal Fathers of the Day will be HRM, Obuenwe Johnson Ekpechi Ulu, Ezemu of Emu kingdom, HRM, Monday Whiskey Udurhie l, Ovie of Idjerhe kingdom and HRM, Obi Fredrick. Egbunkony ll, Igwe of Abala kingdom while HRH, Obi Isioma Nwannabuogwu, Omu of Ibusa kingdom is the royal mother of the day.
Essi said the council would pay a visit to the Little Saints Orphanage, Asaba and Old Peoples’ Home, Ibusa . She called for donations of clean and decent clothing, shoes, food, books and other items for children and adults.