The Management of the TheLead Publications, the publisher of TheLead Magazine and TheLead Online has expressed appreciation to Nestles Nigeria PLC, prominent Nigerians and several organisations for the support during the investiture of its publication in Lagos recently.
Ajibola Abayomi, the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of TheLead Publications in a statement issued in Lagos thanked the leading food and nutrition company for extending its product support to the media outfit during the event.
He described the gesture as “very encouraging and reassuring that Nestle cares about the Nigerian media.
“When we took delivery of quality Nestle water, we were very delighted. We are further encouraged to partner with the company for the good of our nation.
“In the same vein, we appreciate the tremendous support from prominent Nigerians and associations that really stood by us. They made us proud” Ajibola said.
The statement in parts read thus.
On February 7, we reel out drums to usher in the maiden edition of your darling Maritime and Society Magazine, TheLead
The attendance was unprecedented at the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry exhibition center.
Ladies and gentlemen, the list is endless. Words are inadequate to thank friends, colleagues and distinguished Nigerians for their supports beyond our expectations.
Entire Nigerian media, we are grateful for the honour and support.
TheLead Publications is forever indebted to the Generalissimo of our time, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, the God chosen Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland; former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel; Dean of Faculty of Environmental Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Professor Bamidele Badejo; Rt Hon Jokotola Pelumi, former Speaker Lagos State Assembly; distinguished Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Lagos State Council, Dr Qasim Olalere Akinreti and his entire excos; former Chairman Lagos NUJ, Mrs Olufunke Fadugba; Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Shippers Council, Malam Hassan Bello; office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Maritime; National President of National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents, Mr Lucky Amiwero; National Chairman of United Progressive Party, Chief Chekwas Okorie; Prophet Oluwafemi Adeniregun of Delivering Proof Assembly, Arolambo, Ogun State; former House Representatives member, Hon Lanre Odubote; Chief Whip Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon Rotimi Abiru; MD/ CEO, Bills and Cash Ventures, Mr Ayodele Omotosho; Mr Shina Akiode (London), member NUJ Trustee, Mr Silver Okereke former Editor Tell Magazine, Mr Dipo Onabanjo; former Saturday Editor National Concord Newspaper, Mohammed Oluranti; Pastor Gbenga Faleye; Dr Babatunji Adepoju of University of Lagos; Chairman Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, Otunba Tokunbo Skin Dudu, Mr Dele Banjoko, entire staff of TheLead Publications, Lagos journalists and our well wishers across the globe.
We equally thank these associations and institutions:
- Nigerian Shippers Council
- National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA)
- Association of Nigeria Customs Licensed Customs Agents. (ANCLA).
- National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF)
- Oodua Women Maritime Association.
- National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) Dry Cargo, Apapa Tin can.
- Office of Assistant Inspector General of Police in Charge of Maritime.
- Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN)
- Media practitioners from Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria
Kindly accept our profound appreciation.
To you the heavenly Host, for the safety all through the journey and making us to see success where other saw failure, where the mighty feared the giant, to us those challenges were like dwarfs because you were with us. For accepting our supplications and making it an abomination to sing the Lord Song in a strange land, Haba Father, please continue to be the source of our inspiration. I bow to you in appreciation. I return all adoration to you.
Ajibola Abayomi Patrick
MD/CEO TheLead Publications.
February 22, 2019