Why We Sponsor Lagos NUJ Games- Med-View

L-R: Chief Press Secretary to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Wahab Oba, Med-View Airline Executive Director, Alhaji Is'haq Naa'Allah, and the Lagos NUJ Chairman, Comrade Deji Elumoye, at a Press Conference on the 2016 Lagos NUJ/Med-View Games
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(Last Updated On: 2016-10-21)

Med-View Airline has said that it’s understanding and appreciation of the importance of journalists to the development of any nation informed it’s continuous sponsorship and support for the annual Nigerian Union of Journalists, Lagos  Council Game.

An Executive Director, Med-View Airline, Alhaji Isiaq Naa’Allah at a press conference to announce preparedness for this year’s games said the airline management’s was satisfied with the previous Games hence, the need for continuation.

According to him, Med-View’s sponsorship of the game is a reflection of the airline’s commitment despite the current economic recession in the country.

Is’haq said Med-View will continue to be the major sponsor as long as the Games continues.

Organizers of the event, Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), The Lagos NUJ Chairman, Comrade Deji Elumoye said the Med-View/NUJ Media Games will open at 12 noon on Monday, October 24 and run through Saturday, 29th when it would draw to a close at 3pm.

According to him,  the field events will hold at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

He appreciated Med-View Airline for being the major sponsor of the Games since 2014.

He thanked the management of the airline for keeping the sponsorship going and assured that the company will not have cause to regret the relationship.

Elumoye warned media organizations against the use of mercenaries because the original concept of the Games is for participation of only journalists.

Scheduled events for this year’s Games are: Football (5-Aside), athletics, table tennis, draught, scrabble, ayo and tug-of-war

Highlight of the day was the draw ceremony of the football event when 16 media houses, registered for the event, were grouped by ballots.

Defending champions, Lagos Information, The Nation; Chief Detective and Voice of Nigeria are in Group A, while The Sun, Vanguard, The Champion and New Telegraph are in Group B.

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Lagos Television; Correspondents; New Nigeria and Business Plus are in Group C, while Daar Communications; Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria; Federal Information and The Source make Group D.


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