The Governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and former Governor of the state, Chief Segun Osoba have called on Journalists to be professional in the way they practice their Journalism profession. They made this charge at the 6th Triennial Conference held in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Senator Amosun represented by the Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Mrs Yetunde Onanuga urged Journalists to objective in the way the practice their profession at all time and particularly during the electioneering period.
Governor Amosun charged them not to be the watch dog of the society but also serve as a bridge between the Government and the people.
The Chairman of the occasion, Chief Segun Osoba represented by Adekunle Adeyemi appealed to Journalists that while practicing they should prioritize the well-being of the nation,” Chief Osoba who always described himself as a reporter asked me to inform you that you should be professional and also put the country first”, he stressed.
The Minister of Information and strategy, Alhaji Lai Abdullahi charge Journalists to be thorough and sincere in the way the practice their profession as not to hit up the polity, saying that the profession is a noble and respected one. Alhaji Muhammed was represented by Mrs Omolara Esan, Director of Communication in the Ministry of Communication and Strategy.
Alake of Egbaland, Oba Aremo Adedotun Gbadebo expressed his joy over the fact that Journalism in Nigeria started from Abeokuta and hosting of the Triennial Conference in the state, adding that Abeokuta is home of scholastic exploit on the grounds that writing and translation started in the state by Bishop Ajayi Crowther.
The Paramount Ruler represented by Chief Lai Labode, Baarohin of Egbaland enjoined Journalists to be unbiased umpire.
The 6th Triennial Conference held from October 3-5, 2018 at the Cultural centre, was well attended by Journalists from all state of the federation including Federal capital Territory, Abuja.