By Amina Alhassan
The 12th Annual Ramadan Symposium of the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) Abuja chapter, which comes up tomorrow, June 3, will have discussions on how to tackle corruption in Nigeria, among others on the front burner.
In a statement, the chairman of MMPN, Alhaji Abdur-Rahman Balogun said that the stakeholders in the fight against corruption in the country would brainstorm and come up with enduring ways out of the doldrums.
Balogun said the symposium entitled “Anti-Corruption: The Role of the Media as a Change Agent’’ would be discussed by Malam Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of EFCC, Sheikh Dr Isa Ali Pantami , DG NITDA and Malam Nurudeen AbdulMalik, an Abuja-based Islamic scholar at National Mosque Conference Hall, Abuja.
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), as well as Prof. Itse Sagay, Chairman, Presidential Action Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) would deliver key-note speeches.
Other expected guests are Malam Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman, EFCC, as chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Abubakar Jijiwa, former Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, FCT Minister, Alhaji Muhammad Bello as Chief Host while Ministers of Communication, Education, Information and Culture as well as Media Executives are expected to attend.
All heads of Media establishment, among other dignitaries and Islamic groups are expected to be present at the symposium.
Balogun said the choice of the topic was MMPN’s modest contribution to one of the three cardinal programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.