The Media can be agenda setters, says Egbamuno

PictureMrs. Chizoba Egbamuno signs on behalf of Foskolo Media Productions

The Managing Director of Foskolo Media Productions, Ufuoma Egbamuno believes sports journalists can set the agenda for sporting development in the state and country.
Egbamuno while signing the Memorandum of Understanding, MOU with the leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN in Rivers State said the times are long gone when journalists simply sit back and criticize every move of athletes and administrators.
“As sports journalists we have a stake. We cannot just sit back to criticise government and administrators and pick out loopholes.
“What can we do on our part to ensure the people we criticise do not make those same mistakes over and over again?
“This is one way to ensure that the body of sports journalists has a say and a united front. We are all journalists and one of the things we can do is set the trend and agenda,” Egbamuno said.
According to him the SWAN Rivers Platform ensures a level playing field for journalists in the state.
“Here the administrator, footballer, athlete, everybody involved in sports can sit in this platform and discuss and of course look for better ways to move sports forward.”
A representative of Foskolo Media Productions, Chizoba Egbamuno signed the MOU as well as a representative of the Rivers State chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), James Onoja.
The idea is to revive the SWAN Rivers monthly parley.
Present at the event were the chairman of the Rivers State chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Ayo Tamuno and Chairman of Rivers SWAN, Sopriala Bobmanuel who both spoke on the importance of the new project.
Bobmanuel explained that the SWAN platform was a project of the immediate past executive that went moribund.
“When Foskolo Media Productions wrote to us that they wanted to revive this platform we naturally agreed with them.
“We agreed to partner with them and I want to say that SWAN will provide the necessary facilities to help him sustain this project,” Bobmanuel said.
The first edition of the SWAN platform comes up on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

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