Abia Online Media Practitioners, an umbrella body of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN) has fixed Saturday January 14, 2023, as her Annual General Meeting cum special Award conferments day.
A statement issued to newsmen in Umuahia, jointly signed by the Chairman, Chief Paddy Anyatonwu and the Secretary, Steve Unegbu, stated that the event which will be held at the Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia will be graced by the creme de la creme in Abia state under the Chairmanship of Hon. Chinenye Nwaogu .
A breakdown of event indicates that lecture on the importance of blogging as a tool for quick information dissemination will commence from 11am and last to 1pm, 1pm to 3 pm will be special award conferment(s), while the Annual General Meeting will hold from 3 pm upwards,
According to the statement, the following personalities will be conferred with special Awards,
Rt. Hon. Ude Oko-Chukwu PhD – best Abia Deputy governor, The wife of Abia state Governor Her Excellency, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu – Humanitarian Service Award, the Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District and former Governor of Abia state,
His Excellency Senator Theodore Ahamefule Orji – Lifetime Achievement Award and Lawmaker of 2022 award.
Others include: Pastor Emeka Inyama – Sports Administrator Award, Prince Emeka Elias Ihedioha – Philanthropist Award, the immediate past executive chairman of Umunneochi LGA
Chief Ifeanyi Madu -Best LGA chairman Award,
Elder Erondu Uchenna Erondu Jnr – Public Service Award.”
The Statement enjoined Ndi Abia, the Academia, the Nigerian Union of Journalists(NUJ), Abia State Chapter, Traditional Rulers, Students, government officials and all the members of OMPAN as well as intending members to participate actively as it promises to be educative and informative.
Signed: Chief Paddy Anyatonwu (Chairman)