Ahead of the upcoming maiden inauguration ceremony of the newly elected executives of the Ijaw Publishers Forum, IPF, scheduled for February 29, 2024, in Warri, Delta State, the group has appointed High Chief (Dr.) Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, and his media secretary Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, as father of the day and guest of honour, respectively.
This was revealed by the IPF President Comrade Ozobo Austin when the professional body of Ijaw publishers paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Bebenimibo at his office in Effurun.
The group thanked Dr. Bebenimibo for the warm reception and support towards building credible, dependable and a strong Ijaw-based media.
The Ijaw Publishers further commended Tompolo for his dedication in the struggle for self-determination of the people of Niger Delta region, as well as for his support towards the growth of Ijaw media professionals.
In his response, Dr. Bebenimibo thanked the Ijaw publishers for finding him worthy to be appointed as a guest of honour in the inauguration ceremony to be organised by the Forum.
He promised to deliver the message to his Boss (Tompolo) and communicate back to the Forum at the appropriate time.
Among other members of the IPF in attendance are Magbei Tare (IPF General Secretary), publisher of Daily Report Nigeria; Onyinbi Onduku (IPF Vice Chairman), publisher of Niger Delta Mirror; Kagbala Ezekiel (IPF’s Public Relations Officer), publisher of Focal Point; Hon. Tamsokunbiri MMD of Rich&Famous, Anthony Demebide (MC Akpolokpolo) of Ultimate Report, and Abai Francis of PENGlobal.
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