IPI sets up trust fund for Dimba Igwe, Bilk­isu Yusuf

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The Nige­rian Na­tional Com­mit­tee of the In­ter­na­tional Press In­sti­tute (IPI), the global media net­work for se­nior ed­i­tors and media ex­ec­u­tives, has set up a trust fund for two of its de­ceased mem­bers – Mr. Dimgba Igwe and Ha­jiya Bilk­isu Yusuf.

Igwe was killed last year by a hit and run driver while jog­ging in La­gos while Ha­jiya Bilk­isu died in the stam­pede dur­ing last month's hajj in Mina, Saudi Ara­bia.

At its quar­terly meet­ing in Abuja yesterday, IPI said the trust fund will in­sti­tute an­nual prizes for de­serv­ing Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion stu­dents in se­lected univer­si­ties in the name of the duo.

“The fund will also be used to sup­port any other pro­grammes and ac­tiv­i­ties that pre­serve the good mem­ory of the late IPI mem­bers. All mem­bers present at the meet­ing to­day made in­stant fi­nan­cial pledges while other mem­bers will be con­tacted for their con­tri­bu­tions to the fund,” the IPI said in a state­ment.

Mem­bers of the Board of Trustees for the Fund are Alh. Is­maila Isa, IPI Pa­tron (Chair­man); Aremo Olus­gun Osoba, media ICON and IPI Pa­tron; Mal­lam Kabiru Yusuf, Chair­man of Media Trust Ltd and Chair­man of IPI Nige­ria; Mal­lam Wada Maida, Chair­man, Peo­ples Daily News­pa­pers; Mal­lam Mo­hammed Haruna, Colum­nist/ Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Cit­i­zens Mag­a­zine; Mr. Folu Olamiti, Res­i­dent Con­sul­tant, In­de­pen­dent Cor­rupt Prac­tices Com­mis­sion, ICPC; Mr. Emma Agu (Media Con­sul­tant and for­mer Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Cham­pion news­pa­pers and Mr. Ra­heem Ade­doyin, Sec­re­tary, IPI Nige­ria.

The meet­ing, which held at the Media Trust Ltd head­quar­ters in Abuja, was at­tended by Fun­tua, Haruna, Yusuf, Maida, Olamiti, Agu, Ade­doyin, Garba Shehu (Se­nior Spe­cial As­sis­tant on Media and Pub­lic­ity to Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari); Mal­lam Manir Dan-Ali( Editor-in-Chief of Trust News­pa­pers and Mal­lam Mustapha Shehu(CEO/ Editor-in-Chief of The Politico Mag­a­zine.

It said the meet­ing also en­dorsed the safety train­ing pro­gramme for Nige­rian jour­nal­ists be­ing pack­aged by the IPI head­quar­ters in Vi­enna.

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