A frontline journalist of about four decades experience, Gboyega Okegbenro, has confirmed the Board of Trustee members of the Sport and Media Development Network billed for launch next week in Lagos. The SMED Network is an NGO aimed at boosting the careers of youths, journalists and athletes across the country and beyond.
Seven-time Olympian, Funke Oshonaike, is one of the members of the prestigious BOT of the SMED Network. An elated Oshonaike said she was proud to be named on the board that has many top personalities in various of endevours in Nigeria. “I was surprised when I learnt about this. Anything that has to do with the development of the youths is also of interest to me and so I am so excited about the SMED Network. “Many youths will look up to this new project to boost their respective areas of endevours.
There was nothing like this in our time and I call on corporate bodies to help SMED Network to better the lives of the current generation of athletes and the youths generally,” Oshonaike said. BOT Chairman, Okegbenro, also named Oba Adedokun Abolarin, Prince Abimbola Onibokun, Hajia Rabi Danladi Bako, Mr. Sydney Kelechi Nwosu, Mr. Biodun Adeyemi as other members. Adeyemi is the secretary of the BOT.
“We are positive that the SMED Network will change the face of sports, journalism and youth empowerment in Nigeria,” Okegbenro assured. The Media Launch of the SMED Network is billed to take place at Omole Estate, Ogba Lagos on Tuesday November 2. A former international, Segun Odegbami alongside Saturday Editor, Vanguard Newspapers, Onochie Anibeze, and former Ogun State’s Commissioner for Sports, Bukola Olopade, are all expected to deliver papers at the SMED Launch next Tuesday.