MPAC, MMPN ink deal on ‘Project Muslim VIP’
Plans are being perfected by the Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC Nigeria) and the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) for an initiative tagged, ‘Project Muslim VIP’ aimed at projecting appropriate image of Islam to Nigerians and the entire world.
The Guardian gathered that the partnership, an MPAC initiative has been in the works for over six months, following the creation of a media and strategic communications department.
MPAC considered vital creating a synergy with the media in order to realise the mission of enlightening the world about Islam.
The event is scheduled for April 21, 2019 at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry Exhibition and Centre, Nurudeen Olowopopo Way, CBD, Alausa, Ikeja.
The partnership is expected to foster cooperation in developing media capacity for Muslim organizations as well as deepening the reportage of Islamic affairs.
MPAC and MMPN are in agreement on the need to have media structures and institutions that will strengthen Muslim voice positively, project the Islamic culture and identity and facilitate equitable representation and participation of Muslims in public and global affairs.
Decrying the high rate of Islamphobia and ignorance about Islam globally, the group said the MOU seeks to ensure that MPAC and MMPN share resources and information for better enlightenment and understanding.
It also aims to ensure that an effective coordination is mapped out in responding to issues concerning Islam in the country.