A philanthropist of repute from Ezinifite, Nnewi South Local Government Area Anambra state, High Chief Godwin Chukwueloka Agbasimalo, aka OGA NDI OGA alongside other respected dignitaries will attend Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s UNIZIKComet Magazine launch, set to hold next week Thursday, June 10th, 2021.
The magazine launch will be part of the events marking the Mass Communication Department’s 25 years silver jubilee celebration.
The event which will be staged at the University Multipurpose Hall will also mark the Maiden Alumni Homecoming of the department which began in 1996.
www.odogwublog.com reports that the event will be chaired by the Editorial Board member of Guardian Newspapers, Ifeanyi Igwebike Mbanefo while the keynote address will be delivered by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.
Other key guests include Silver Jubilee lecturer and Marketing Analyst of Thisday Newspaper, Kasie Abone, Chairman Senate Committee on Youths and Sports Development, Sen. Obinna Ogbe, as well as the National Chairman of African Democratic Party (ADC), Chief Okey Nwosu, who will be celebrating his birthday on same day with the students.
As well , Governor Willie Obiano and his Deputy, Dr Nkem Okeke as well as Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha among other top Government officials are expected to grace the occasion.
While HRM Igwe Prof. Onuorah Nwuneli of Igbakwu will be the Royal Father of the day, the Chief host of the event is the Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Prof Charles Okechukwu Esimone,FAS while the Head of Mass Communication Department, Prof Chinwe Uzochukwu is the host. Prof Chinyere Stella Okunna, the Director Unizik Fm is on ground to welcome guests.
Recall that the Mass Communication Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University had existed as a unit under the Sociology Department. Later, it however, gained its Independence in 1996 under the stewardship of Late A. U. John Kamen who was the first to steer the ship of the newborn Department as its pioneer HOD.
Part of the key activities billed for the day will also include the inauguration of the National Steering Committee for setting up and organising the formal structure of the UNIZIK Mass Communication Alumni body.
www.odogwublog.com reports that the setting up of a formidable faculty Alumni body will align with the department, like all others nationwide, as it prepares to transform into the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies with 8 constituent departments.
In an interview with www.odogwublog.com , the Chairman of the Silver Jubilee planning committee, Dr Odogwu Christian Emeka Odogwu reassured that the students will be the greatest beneficiaries of the event as it will afford them an opportunity to interact with professionals in the field including Chika Oduah of Al Jezeera among others.