From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ekiti State Council, has expressed happiness over the appointment of Mr Yinka Oyebode as the Chief Press Secretary to the new governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.
In a statement in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, jointly signed by the chairman and the secretary of the council, Lion Rotimi Ojomoyela and Kayode Babatuyi, respectively, described the appointment of Mr Oyebode as a round peg in a round hole describing him as an astute, diligent, selfless and professional journalist who has made a landmark in the media industry.
The statement rejoiced with the new CPS and prayed God to grant him the wisdom to record unprecedented successes and to justify the confidence reposed in him by the governor.
According to the statement, the appointment of Mr Oyebode is a great plus for the media industry in the state and beyond, adding that the impact and contributions of the CPS to both individual journalists and media organisations during the first term of the governor cannot be quantified.
It appreciated the governor for the appointment and hoped that more journalists would still be absorbed into the government to enable them contribute their professional skills towards the realization of the noble policies and programmes of the present government.
The NUJ reiterated its readiness to always support the new CPS and give all necessary support to him towards achieving great feats in his new appointment, also appealed to the Governor to remember members of the union in other appointments.