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Alanza Giwa, Abuja

The Government of Kogi state have signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Administrators of Nigeria Media Merit Award, NMMA, to host the 29th Edition of the event in Lokoja, Kogi State with the theme: Engaging with Kogi State for a Better Tomorrow.

The Award event which slated to hold fron 28th – 31st October will have all the Media Houses in Nigeria and Africa contesting for some prestigious awards.

The Excellent security situation of the confluence state, its serenity, tourism potentials as well as the presence of the Ajokuta Steel Company and the Dangote cement factory, are common features that Kogi State would be showcasing to attract investors who will attend the Nigeria Media Merit Award come October 2021.

Leveraging on the over one million participants that will attend the event, Team leader of the Nigeria Media Merit Award, Yemi Akejie stated the current economic potentials of the state would be better off after the programme, siting the Ajaokuta and Dangote Cement factory as good signatures for the state.

Ayoade Folashade Arike, Secretary to Kogi State Government, who performed the signing rites on behalf of the state government, utilized the event to restate on some core values of unity, peace and religious tolerance which she noted has made the state a destination for all.

According to her, Kogi State where Nigeria evolved from has several potentials both human and natural that would drive the economic fortune of Nigeria, with optimism that the state would produce a detribalized leader that will solve Nigeria’s challenges of insecurity, disunity, and other forms of practices that creates social distinctions.



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