Obaigbena, Olanipekun, Abati to lead discussion on future of media
Thisday Publisher, Prince Nduka Obaigbena, a former President of Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun, and a former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, are expected to lead discussion at the RightHand Media Roundtable Discussion, holding on Friday, April 27, at Raddison Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. It has as theme ‘Fake News and Future of the Media.’
The roundtable discussion also coincides with the public presentation of Brand in the News – a compilation of articles written by one of Nigerians best marketing reporters, Mr. Raheem Akingbolu. The event, which is the first leg of the agency’s annual Stakeholders Media Engagement, is organised to galvanise stakeholders towards the danger of citizen journalism to the future of the industry.
A statement signed by the Media Relation Manager of the agency, Miss. Morounmubo Alabi, said Abati, was chosen based on his reputation as a highly respected media chieftain and an intellectual powerhouse in the Nigerian media environment, “We believe he will undoubtedly educate the audience on the theme which was deliberately chosen to highlight the growing challenges of the media management business and the management of brand business in a country that was once rated as the largest economy in Africa as our own contribution in promoting the brand idea.”
The legal luminary, Olanipekun, will chair the event, while a former Chairman, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), Mr. Lolu Akinwumi, will moderate the round-table session. The statement further stated that the agency has cleverly selected firebrand men and women as discussants.