Since it commenced online streaming in 2016, the management of Ikorodu Oga Radio, Nigeria’s Premier Online Community Radio has consistently blazed the trail in community journalism in Ikorodu division, with the introduction of many innovative initiatives like the Lagos at 50: Ikorodu My Success Story campaign among others.
This time around, the management of the dynamic community media outfit is hosting what it tagged ‘Made-in-Ikorodu’ Business Awards, meant to showcase leading Ikorodu based small and medium scale enterprises. This is with a view to celebrating some outstanding Ikorodu brands for contributing to the economic development of Ikorodu division.
According to the press statement from the media outfit, the much anticipated flagship grassroots business award dinner; first of its kind in the entire Ikorodu division will hold on Friday July 14th, 2017 at Elite Events Centre on Lagos Road, Ikorodu.
The event would also double as the first anniversary celebration of Ikorodu Oga Radio and the unveiling of Ikorodu Oga TV, another innovative community media platform from the stable of the media firm.
Recall that residents had voted for their preferred business brands in a keenly contested SMS voting, across various sectors for a period of two weeks in April. Winners of the various award categories have since been kept under wrap by organizers of the award.
The award dinner will be chaired by Mr Fola Tinubu, MD / CEO, Primero Transport Services Ltd, operators of the Blue BRT buses. Special guests at the event include, Hon Babajimi Benson, Hon SOB Agunbiade and Hon N.S Sholaja. The honourable commissioner for Commerce and Industries in Lagos State, Hon Rotimi Ogunleye will also deliver a keynote address.
Other dignitaries expected at the award dinner includes the newly elected Chairman of Ikorodu Development Association (IKODASS), Alh Ganiu Abiru and a former state secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Primate Charles Odugbesi.
According to Omo’oba Peju Akinyemi, Founder/CEO of the Community Radio and chief host of the event, the Made-in-Ikorodu Business Awards is organized, to stimulate mutually beneficial business relationship among SMEs, MSMEs and global brands doing business in the division.