By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
The Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has applauded members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists for their roles in shaping Nigerian polity for the good of the citizens, removal of fuel subsidy and other policies of government.
He admonished them not to abandon professional correctness for bandwagon of momentous exegesis.
The governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Information, Kolapo Alimi at the awards ceremony organized by the Osun State Chapter of the NUJ, urged journalists in the country to do more against usual political patronage and interrogate major policies of government affecting wellbeing of the Nigerian citizens.
The Osun State chapter of the NUJ bestowed a meritorious award of excellence of Grassroot Politician of the Year on the state Chairman of the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party,Sunday Bisi with dignitaries from all walks of life gracing the annual event.
The PDP chairman while reacting to the honor done him by Osun NUJ, commended journalists for what he described as watchdog roles in the society, without which the world would have collapsed into helpless into irredeemable anarchy.
While urging media practitioners to live above board in line with the dictates of their profession, the PDP chairman assured the journalists of his commitment to those attributes that have qualified him for the prestigious award, especially when such was coming from a reputable organization as the NUJ.
Bisi used the occasion to express gratitude to the people of Osun State for standing by the PDP to reclaim governance of the state after twelve years, asking them for continued support for the PDP as well as Governor Ademola Adeleke led administration.
He enjoined Nigerian journalists to do everything within their powers as member of the fourth estate of the realm to make Nigeria a better place to live for all. The chairman queried a situation where Rwanda and other counties with awkward history in the world now fare better than a naturally endowed country like Nigeria.