President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: BAYO OMOBORIOWOThe Nigerian Media Merit Awards (NMMA) has named President Muhammadu Buhari as its grand patron.
A statement by NMMA’s General Administrator, Mr. Tosin Ayo-Faluyi, said a date for the president’s investiture would be announced later.
Faluyi, who said part of the NMMA Awards, which holds in Akwa Ibom State from December 13 to 16, added that the investiture was the “Numero Uno Man of the Media.”
He added that the conferment was in line with the provisions of the NMMA statute.
The administrator explained that entries for the NMMA 2018, which closed a few months ago, attracted from across the nation, 651 entries from 461 entrants in print, radio and television.
This, he said, was a great development to which awards administrators had responded by strengthening the screening.
He said: “10 new accomplished media professionals were enlisted in a structured adjustment of the 25 man Panel of Assessors who screens the various entries in different categories.
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