Osun State Government wants Journalists to uphold the profession’s ethics by making Political officeholders in all levels of governance accountable for their leadership.
The State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke made the call while declaring the 2023 Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ Press week opening ceremony with the theme: “Nigeria at 63 the journey so far “, held at the Press Centre Technical College Area, Osogbo.
The Governor represented by the State Commissioner for Information, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi noted that there is the need to drum it into the ears of the national leaders in the State of Nigeria @ 63.
Governor Adeleke who said the programme was apt, noted that the importance of the Event could not be emphasized hence the need to organize events of such at regular intervals.
He expressed his Commitment towards prioritizing on welfare of workers, pensioners, artisans and other residents of the state.
Earlier in his Royal message, The Orangun of Oke-ila, Oba Doctor Adedokun Abolarin who urged Media Practitioners to perform their duties in line with international best practices called on all and sundry to ensure that the interest of the Nation’s Development remains paramount above personal interest.
In Separate Remarks the Discussants including; A Politician, Archt. Goke Omigbodun, An Activist, Comrade Ayo Ologun and A Public Commentator, Mr. Kanmi Adebiyi emphasized the need for the Continent” Africa” to have Common Currencies, to stop blame game Politics, to understand the value of hard work amongst other vital solutions.
In an interview with Newsmen, the Host, Chairman Osun NUJ, Mr Wasiu Ajadosu said the event was organised to proffer solutions to problems affecting the nation since independence as regards infrastructural decay, quality Education, inadequate power supply, high-level unemployment hence it became imperative to review the 1999 constitution to guarantee good governance for Nigerians.
Highlights of the event included the presentation of the award to the state Chairman of PDP, Mr. Sunday Bisi who was bestowed a meritorious award of excellence of “Grass-root politician of the Year”.
Radio Nigeria/Opeyemi Babalola