The coast is cleared for the organization of this year’s Med-View/NUJ Media Games as the sponsors and the organizers, the Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) unfolded plans for the Games.
Speaking during the press conference held on Thursday to herald the Games held at the auditorium of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Lagos Chapter, the Executive Director, Med-View Airline, Alhaji Naalah Isaq, said the management is pleased to sponsor the Games this year in spite of the economic recession in the country.
He said: “Our relationship with the Lagos Council of the NUJ is a cordial one and we intend to keep the relationship, hence our decision to sponsor the Games for the third year running.
“We’ve also resolved to continue with the sponsorship of the Games as long as the relationship keeps going,” he said.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Lagos NUJ, Comrade Deji Elumoye, thanked the management of the airline for keeping the sponsorship going and promised that they will not regret the relationship.
He then announced that this year’s Games will begin from Monday, October 24 to Saturday, October 29 at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Among the events billed for the Games are athletics; table tennis; draught; scrabble; ayo; tug-of-war and football (5-Aside).
A highlight of the day was the draw ceremony of the football event where 16 media houses have registered to participate.
Defending champions, Lagos Information, The Nation; The Detective and Voice of Nigeria are in Group A while The Sun; Vanguard’ The Champion and New Telegraph are in Group B.
In Group C are Lagos Television; Correspondents; New Nigeria and Business Plus while Group D has Daar Communications; Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria; Federal Information and The Source.