-By Funmi Falobi-
Nigeria will host journalists across the globe in the 2018 International Press Institute (IPI) congress. The congress with the theme: “Why Journalism Matters and How to Make People Like it” will hold in June.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, IPI Director, Barbara Tronfi expressed the joy of IPI members globally to come to Nigeria and share experiences of journalism practice .
She visited all facilities put in place by local organising committee and the IPI Secretariat in Nigeria.
The IPI director is also scheduled to meet the media executives in Abuja and Lagos. Specifically, she is meeting the media owners of Television Continental,TVC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Mr. John Momoh of Channels Television.
On Friday, Tronfi will pay a courtesy visit to the Governor of Lagos state.
The IPI congress, which shall have two vehicles branded for it shall start with a pre-congress workshop with the theme, “Covering Elections-Possible Partnership.” The former chairman Independent Electoral Commission INEC Professor Attahiru Jega will deliver a short presentation at the pre-congress workshop while the Liberian President George Weah will lead other very important dignitaries to the main event.