Owerri has continued to play host to major national events since the completion of the International convention center locate in the heart of town. Though critics have criticized it’s location as a result of traffic conjestions experienced each time a major event is held there, it has continued to be the destination place for major events.
One of such the Nigeria Media Merit Award 2014 that kicked off yesterday and is expected to end tomorrow. With more than 200 media professionals in attendance, it is regarded as one of the biggest media events in Africa.
According to the award official website,The Nigeria Media Merit Award is reputed as the foremost media excellence scheme and most prestigious annual celebration of the best in the media industry in Nigeria. Established in 1990 as a not-for-profit professional development institution limited by guarantee, its objective is to recognize, encourage and reward excellence in media practice in Nigeria while fostering the mutual symbiotic relationship between the media industry and the larger society. It serves as a platform to the building of a more progressive Nigeria.
List of the nominees for various categories of award can be found here.