Proffering solutions to the burning issue of corruption in Nigeria, among others, will dominate the 12th annual Ramadan symposium of the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN), Abuja chapter, on Saturday June 3.
In a statement, the chairman of MMPN, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the stakeholders in the fight against corruption in the country would brainstorm and come up with suggestions for tackling the menace.
Mr. Balogun said a papers around the theme ““Anti-Corruption: The role of the Media as Change Agent’’ would be delivered by Malam Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC); Isa Ali Pantami, director general, Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); and Nurudeen AbdulMalik, an Abuja-based Islamic scholar.
The event will hold at the National Mosque Conference Hall, Abuja.
Is-haq Oloyede, Secretary-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), as well as Itse Sagay, Chairman, Presidential Action Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) will deliver keynote speeches, organisers say.
Other expected guests were Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the EFCC (as chairman of the occasion); Abubakar Jijiwa, former Director-General, Voice of Nigeria; FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello as chief host while the ministers of communication, education, information and culture as well as media executives are also being expected.
Heads of media establishments and Islamic groups are also expected at the symposium.
Mr. Balogun said the choice of topic was informed by MMPN’s strong desire to contribute to the process of curbing corruption, one of the most serious problems confronting Nigeria.
The fight against corruption is one of the three cardinal programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.