Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, would next Friday play host to his Kano and Bauchi States counterparts.
While in the state, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State would grace the 2022 Cross River Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) media summit as Chairman of the occasion and is also expected to unveil the proposed NUJ veteran plaza.
A statement by the planning committee of the media week stated that Bauchi State Governor, Bala Muhammed, would be the special guest of honour.
It also pointed out that other dignitaries expected at the occasion are the former military governor of Lagos State and Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Brig. Gen. Muhammed Buba Marwa and the Action Alliance presidential candidate Major Hamza Al Mustapha would be guests of honour.
The chairman of the 2022 Cross River Media week planning committee, Comrade Sam Nsor, also indicated that the keynote speaker at the event would be Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, while a former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase and a retired Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Resident Electoral Commissioner Barr. Mike Igini would be the guest lecturers.
The Chairman of the state NUJ, Comrade Nsa Gill stated that the theme for the week-long event “2023 General Elections, The Nigeria Project and the Media” was carefully selected to bring into focus the upcoming general election.
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Nsa pointed out that the media week which is an annual event would kick-start with a city walk by members along major streets of the Calabar metropolis to create awareness.
He also indicated that the occasion would provide the enabling environment for the cross-fertilization of ideas among security experts, captains of industries, politicians and media practitioners as well as propound a road map for the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
According to him, other events outlined for the week to include medical outreach, visit to veterans of the profession and a town hall meeting by governorship candidates of the various political parties In the state tagged” MEET THE PRESS”.