A delegation of Online Media Practitioners Associ
ation of Nigeria (OMPAN) is expected at the 2018 Diaspora Day slated for Friday, April 27, 2018, in Beijing, China.
A statement by the National PRO of the association, Ismaila Yahaya Kana, said “OMPAN is happy to have been found worthy of an invite to attend this year’s Diaspora Day slated for Friday the 27th of April, 2018 in Beijing. This invitation no doubt is a testament to the growing influence of the online media in shaping opinions, opening up new channels for information dissemination and also affording Nigerians additional platforms for a robust national discussion.”
“On the strength of the above, OMPAN wishes to state that for the sake of Nigeria; for the sake of bilateral relationship and mutual international development, it will honor the invitation and it’s delegation will be led by the National President, Mr Emeh James Anyalekwa,” the statement stressed.
The statement ended with, “Let it be on record from this moment on that OMPAN has come to stay and in addition to regulating the online conduct of Online Media Practitioners, it is willing to partner any/all institution(s) both here in Nigeria and in the diaspora that wishes to engender the functional development of Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.”
The 2018 event, themed “Role of Diaspora in National Development and Bilateral Relationship,” will have the former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, as Special Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker.
Expected at the event also include the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and the Chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Barrister Rita Orji, as Guests of Honour.