As the twentieth anniversary ofÂ the National Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ) gathers momentum, Corporate organizations like; Industrial and General Insurance (IGI),airlines, Nestle PlcÂ have thrown their weight behind the celebration.
Specifically, no fewer than two airlines, hotels and corporate groups have indicated intention to support the 20th year anniversary celebration by the Women journalists anniversary tagged â€œCelebrating the Pen Amazon @ 20. The one week event is scheduled to hold between 8th and 13th November 2009 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Consequently, Dana and IRS Airlines have indicated intention to be the official airlines for delegates attending the one week event in Abuja while the Arcade Club Suites has also shown partnership interest as official hotels for delegates.
Beside hotel and airlines, Nestle Foods Plc, Nigeria Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) and IGI have also indicated their interest on the events being packaged by Media Edge Limited on behalf of NAWOJ.
The Head Consultant of the publicity, event marketing and planning outfit, Mr. John Ajayi, said NAWOJ has come a long way as the association has been pulling its weight since it was established. He added that the 20th anniversary celebration promises to be a great event as it will impact on the young and upcoming women journalists on the gains of honesty and total conformity to the ethics of the profession by recognizing their outstanding senior colleagues and veterans who have paid their dues in the profession.
Meanwhile, the National President of the association, Hajiya Fatima Abdulkareem, has commended media organizations who, according to her have contributed immensely to the success recorded over the years by NAWOJ.
â€œOver the years, NAWOJ has enjoyed tremendous support from media organizations, both electronic and print. Without them, nobody would have followed our steady progress. We appreciate them all. In particular, we arre grateful to The Nation, The Sun, Vanguard, Tribune, This Day newspapers, The Guardian and others that have been steadily giving us free advertorial spaces.Â We also thank the management of African independent Television (AIT), Channels Television and others, we pray for Godâ€™s continued intervention and blessings in their businesses.
â€œWe seize the opportunity of this anniversary to appeal to other media organizations to assist (NAWOJ) whenever the need arises.