Enuguâ€” This yearâ€™s edition of Africaâ€™s foremost media excellence programme, the Nigerian Media Merit Award (NMMA), is to take place in Enugu, on November 21.
The ceremony will also coincide with three other events, including the 150-year of Print Media in Nigeria (1859-2009), 50 years of Television Broadcasting and the Centenary Celebration of Enugu, (1909-2009).
Chief Alade Odunewu, chairman, Board of Trustees of NMMA, announced this, Tuesday in Enugu, when he led a delegation of members on a courtesy visit to Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State.
Odunewu, who was the former chairman of Nigerian Press Council, said the choice of Enugu to host the event was in recognition of its historic position as the capital city of the old Eastern Region.
The chairman said that Nigeriaâ€™s best media professionals and their counterparts from outside the country would converge in the state and establish goodwill for the state.
He said the merit award was inaugurated 19 years ago to promote excellence in the Nigerian media, foster unity and progress among stakeholders and the society.
Odunewu, who expressed satisfaction with the achievements so far recorded by the board, thanked the state government for agreeing to host the event.