It is the constitutional responsibility of the mass media to inform, educate and entertain members of the society. This is important, especially as individuals and organisations depend on the print and electronic media to provide information capable of enabling them to make well-informed decisions on a sustainable basis. But a reliable survey show that the mass media have not yet gotten to their states of perfection. In other words, some mistakes still abound in the media, thus affecting the quality of information presented to the general public.

It is against this backdrop that it becomes imperative to establish the Energy Continental Award for Media Excellence, ECAME. This award, endorsed by many stakeholders, including the National Association of Energy Correspondents is targeted at encouraging journalists in Nigeria and other African nations to investigate and report issues more accurately than before, thus contributing to the sustainable development of the economy of African nations, and by extension the world