As part of the efforts of the Aknwunmi Ambode led Lagos State Government to reach out to community leaders and communities in Lagos, the state government has for the second time in 16 months engaged InsideMainland and other community media platforms in its community engagement drive.
The Lagos State Government on Monday, January 8, 2018, launched its Second Community Media Campaign on Ambode’s achievements in a bid to enlighten communities.
The campaign which will engage leading community media platforms in Lagos State, will enable residents across Lagos Mainland and other parts of the State know about the present administration’s initiative in improving the lives of the people at the grassroots and assist the government to meet the felt needs of its residents.
Speaking at the official launch of the campaign which was held at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, the former Special Adviser to the Governor on Communities and Communications and now the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Kehinde Bamigbetan stated that the Quarterly Community Media Campaign for the Community Media Practitioners in the State was part of the present administration’s community-driven initiative.
Bamigbetan noted that the Quarterly Media Campaign is to showcase the landmark achievements of Ambode through the Community Newspapers in sectors such as tourism, security, environment and community development.
Further, he stated that the campaign will adopt community media platforms in print, electronic and social media in Lagos State to reach the audiences spread across the state.
Bamigbetan, maintained that beyond the placement of advertorials in print and spotlights on radio, the campaign will encourage continuous reportage of community development associations and other stakeholders active at the grassroots.
Apart from InsideMainland, other community media platforms to be involved in the community engagement includes; Oriwu Sun Newspaper, Impact Newspaper, Ilupeju Today Newspaper, Ifako – Ijaye Post, Ifako – Ijaye Voice, The Grassroots Newspaper, Agege Pulse Magazine, Townswatch, Lekki – Epe Times Newspaper, Our Community Newspaper, Ikorodu News Newspaper, Surulere Watch Newspaper, News Arena, Mushine Newspaper, City 105.1 FM, Blackface FM, LASPOTECH FM, Agege TV Online and UNILAG FM.