A body of media practitioners who are based in Ikorodu have come together, under the aegis of Ikorodu Media Forum (IMF).
The group which held its inaugural strategic meeting on Thursday had select pioneer members from Ikorodu Constituency 1 and 2 in attendance.
Ikorodu Media Forum, also known as IMF is a conglomerate of media practitioners across the Ikorodu Division of Lagos State.
Explaining the rationale behind the formation of the forum, Omo’ba ‘Peju Akinyemi, Chairman, Steering Committee of the group and founder, Ikorodu Oga Radio, explained that, IMF was established to be a bridge between traditional and new media practitioners, otherwise known as bloggers.
He added that the forum was aimed at strengthening the activities of the Fourth Estate of the Realm in the discharge of its duties across the Division.
Shortly after its inaugural meeting held on Thursday, 26th of January 2023, Omo’ba Akinyemi clarified that the body was put together to engender the need for unity, professionalism and collectivism by promoting healthy competition among practitioners.
According to Akinyemi, the group will also facilitate regular training and retraining of members, promote economic empowerment and foster media standardisation/regulations.
“In a nutshell, we aim to propagate unity, professionalism and member’s welfare in entirety”, he asserted.
The meeting was held at the public service club in Ikorodu.
The group is presently developing a blueprint that would reposition media practice in the Division.
Also in attendance were; Mr Shakiru Seidu, Publisher of Mega Expression Magazine, Niyi Soyibo, Publisher of the News Extremist and Eromona Michael, Coordinator, Ikorodu News Network (INN).
The Executive Chairman of Ikorodu North LCDA, Hon Adeola Adebisi Banjo who ran into the meeting expressed delight at the development while promising his local council support for the group.