Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Ondo State Council has commended the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) for the choice of Sir Ademola Adetula as the new Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of Owena Press Limited, Publisher of The Hope newspapers.
The Union in a statement signed by its State Chairman, James Sowole and State Secretary, Leke Adegbite describes Sir Adetula as a fine, cerebral, dutiful, experienced and quintessential journalist who is eminently qualified to head the state -owned media outfit.
The Statement also expresses satisfaction with the choice of Sir Adetula because of his background as a core Unionist and former leader in NUJ who will adequately protect interest of journalists in the organization.
NUJ notes that the new Chairman’s past records of giant strides when he headed the same media outfit several years ago makes the Union to believe that he will reposition The Hope Newspaper to overcome challenges in the modern journalism industry.
The Union describes the new Editor-in-Chief as a round peg in a round hole who had contributed his quota to the development of Journalism profession in the state and the country in general.
As a core print journalism expert, the union said coming back of Adetula to Owens Press is one of the decisions of the current administration to the state media industry.
While stressing the need for all staff of the Owena Press Limited to give full support to the new Head to move the outfit to a greater height,NUJ expressed confidence that Sir Adetula would justify the confidence reposed in him.