In a novel media-civil society alliance, Premium Times and Integrity take on the biggest game in town
PREMIUM TIMES, Tuesday in Abuja, signed a partnership agreement with the leading anti-corruption organisation, Integrity, on how to deepen the campaign against graft in the country.
The partnership will require Integrity, a noted national voice in the anti corruption campaign, to use its capabilities in issue and policy analysis to provide content and advocacy support for PREMIUM TIMES’ news operations in the anti-corruption arena.
The paper will also draw attention to the planned ‘egunje.info’ campaign, through which Integrity plans to mobilize and train 1000 young Nigerians as advocates against corruption. It will be launched on the 22nd of November 2012.
Soji Apampa, Integrity’s Executive Director, described the event as a new dawn in the social and ethical reclamation of the rotten end of the nation’s life stream, adding that media and civic organisations need to get together in a more strategic sense to help raise awareness and call citizens to action on how to check the menace of corruption, and on how to help stop the country’s moral slide.
Dapo Olorunyomi, PREMIUM TIMES editor-in-chief, led the business development team of the paper, which included Willie Obase-Ota and Oti Omatsone, to the MOU signing ceremony.