By Our Reporter
Ace broadcaster Mr Cyril Stober is scheduled to deliver key note address at the first annual media dinner Organized by the office of the Director – General Strategic Communication and Press Affairs Government House Lafia. A Press statement issued in Lafia today and signed by the DG Strategic Communication and Press Affairs, Malam Yakubu Lamai indicated that Governor -Abdullahi Sule is poised to defined condition of surpassing some standards of expectation and is committed since May 29, 2019 to continued providing compelling and positive vision with clear goals and operating standards in Nasarawa State.
“It is in pursuit of this noble ideal that Engineer Sule has made it a matter of state policy to annually recognize and reward high caliber media practitioners in Nasarawa State who have consistently produced extraordinary reportage on TV, Radio, Newspaper and Online platforms during the 1st annual media dinner”
The the statement continued: “1st annual dinner holding today in Nasarawa State is an event to honor professional excellence, superiority, brilliance, eminence and transcendence in the media during which Cyril Stober of NTA will deliver a keynote address and journalists will be conferred with professional awards of merit in an atmosphere of entertainment and camaraderie”
“We in Nasarawa State recognize the virtuosity of bloggers and social media aficionados, the prowess and acute ability of Newspaper journalists and the outstanding quality and visionary brilliance of broadcasters on TV and Radio who continue to educate and enlighten our people, and shape/mold public opinion about the relationship between government and her citizens” further added.
The statement noted that it is to discourage fake news, peddling of rumors and merchandizing of ethnic and religious sentiments and to promote decent, constructive and balanced journalism that the government of Nasarawa State is organizing the dinner/ award to thank Journalists, broadcasters and social media influencers in the state, adding that is also meant to applaud media influencers for their love for country, professional competence, worth, skill, talent and genius in an event of glamour and friendship.
The statement further announced that “Red carpet and screening of invitation cards will begin at 6pm with live music from the Police Band, just as NBS: (Nasasarawa Broadcasting Service) will cover the event live on radio and the entire world can watch through live streaming on YARWA TV: http//www.facebook.com/yarwatv.
The statement then revealed: “Invited Guests are hereby advised to STRICTLY abide by the times indicated as His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule is expected to make his entrance at 7pm after which entry of guests into the dinner event will be sealed off”