The Nigeria Entertainment Conference (NECLive8) is the latest major event to have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Organisers disclosed that the postponement of the annual gathering of entertainment professionals which was earlier slated for April 22 is in line with the federal government’s directive on public gatherings.
“Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and recent advisory from the Federal Government and the NCDC on public gatherings in Nigeria, ID Africa and the NECLive Organising Committee are announcing the postponement of the eighth edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference (NECLive8) earlier scheduled to hold on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
“The recent outbreak of the Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) pandemic is challenging the world, including Nigeria with new cases detected over the past weeks. As a responsible organisation dedicated to the wellbeing of NECLive attendees and citizens of Nigeria, we believe this decision is in the best interest of everyone. We are thankful to our partners, sponsors, exhibitors and media friends who all through the years make necessary preparations to support NECLive in various ways,” a notice stated.
For the first time in its eight-year history, NECLive, Nigeria’s largest annual gathering of entertainment and creative industry professionals will not hold in April. A new date for the full day conference and its associated satellite events will be announced by organisers in the coming weeks.
All attendees who have bought tickets are entitled to a full refund, while interested sponsors and partners can contact the Conference Coordinator on +234 803 788 1838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further enquiries.
The Organising Committee said it will continue to monitor national and global developments on the spread of Coronavirus while urging everyone to take precautionary measures.