Recently, a select group of astute practitioners operating in the New Media space, drawn from across newsrooms, advertising and digital marketing backgrounds have met, under the auspices of Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN), to begin conversations that will impact their careers positively, the industry and society at large.
OMPAN, is a rallying platform for like minds and progressives in the New Media space, who are excellence driven, and poised with clear-cut drive to make a mark in their careers.
Addressing participants at its third official meeting, President of the association, Otunba Femi Davies, who is the Publisher MetroNewsNg and Executive Director Dux FM, described the role of journalists, beyond being sentinels and conscience of the society should also be confident enough to begin to assume leadership positions and coming center stage; lending credence to the ideology that one is addressed proportionately to how they carry and comport themselves.
He heartened members to build themselves enough to assume leadership positions, in the society, and not just be comfortable being observers and back benchers.
On plans for the association, the president also reiterated that OMPAN will be strategically positioned to serve as a nexus between practitioners and various sectors of the society.
“with OMPAN, it will not be business as usual, as the association is positioned to bridge the gap between practitioners and various sectors of the society, be agenda setters and support government and her agencies towards building a model country in the eye of the world.”
Otunba Davies’ speech also assured a formidable alliance between membership of the association, which will translate to improved work environment and welfare for members.
Other notable individuals present at the meeting were Niyi Tabiti of Gist Master, Damilare Bankole of Lagos Post, Abiola Alaba-Peters of Zebra News, Femi Herbert of Celebrity Watch, Gbolahan Adetayo of Naija Society News, Vanesa Okwara of Von Digest and Seunmanuel Faleye of Apples Bite Int’l Magazine.
Others are Shaba Gbenga Isaac, Adenike Abiona, Funsho Akinwale, Wale Onifade and Aina Iyabo.