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Aiyedatiwa charges journalists on professionalism

By Adedotun Ajayi

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Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa has urged media mànagers in the State to prioritize truth and professionalism above personal interest, on State issues, no matter whose ox is gored before disseminating such to the public.

He stressed that the role of the media in the society cannot be overemphasized.

The governor stated this during a parley with media practitioners bloggers, social media influencers in the State in his office.

He particularly appreciated the media executives and other members of the pen profession for the role they played during the last political crisis in the state, urging them to sustain the tempo.

Governor Aiyedatiwa was joined at the parley by his Deputy, Chief Olayide Adelami, the Secretary to the State Government, Tayo Oluwatuyi, the Chief of Staff, Prince Segun Omojuwa, among other top government officials.

In attendance also were members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Ondo State Council led by the State chairman, Prince Leke Adegbite, General Managers, Editors, Bloggers, Social Media Influencers, as well as members of Nigeria Association of Women Journalist, among others.

He emphasized the indispensable role of the media in disseminating information to the public, and urged them to consistently investigate any news items before dishing them out, to combat the spread of misinformation and fake news.

He invited the media practitioners to participate fully in the funeral rites of the late Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

In his welcome address, Prince Adeniyan, the Chief Press Secretary  to the State Governor, expressed gratitude to Governor Aiyedatiwa for the opportunity given to him among the media professionals in the state to serve.

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In their separate remarks, General Manager of Adaba 88.9FM, Sir Martins Ayoola and his counterpart from NTA Akure, Mrs Olubunmi Oke and the NUJ Chairman, Prince Leke Adegbite lauded the Governor for the invitation, urging him to maintain an open door policy, media patronage and better welfare for the media practitioners.

 Prince Adegbite, commended the Governor for appointing one of the best as CPS, assuring him that NUJ members will continue to uphold the ethics of the profession in the discharge of their duty.

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