The Ondo state Commissioner for Finance, Mr Wale Akinterinwa, has commended journalists and media organizations in the state for their unprecedented support for the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN.
Akinterinwa made the remark on Monday when the leadership of the Ondo NUJ council led by Prince Leke Adegbite paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
The Commissioner said “we want to thank the Ondo NUJ council for acknowledging the work of the present government led by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu because it is not easy for journalists to openly acknowledge good work of someone but seen is believing.”
According to him, no doubt about the fact that the government has done a lot in the areas of infrastructure and security across the state, saying Amotekun has become the major legacy of Governor Akeredolu.
Akinterinwa said the good things that had happening at the ministry, were not just because of their ability or capability but because of the enabling environment given to them by the governor.
Akinterinwa, however, promised to support whatever would enhance practice of journalism in Ondo state, especially as it concerns the need of the Ondo NUJ.
In his remark, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Jide Ekpobomini who described journalism as a noble profession, urged the media to sustain their unflinching support for the present administration in the state.
Earlier, the Ondo NUJ chairman, Prince Leke Adegbite said the purpose of the visit was to let the ministry know that journalists in the state would continue fair to all stakeholders in the state in their various reports.
He applauded roles played by the Commissioner in the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu led government’s timely payment of gratuities of Owena Press (The Hope newspaper) retired Staff.
Adegbite said “We are also here to acknowledge Mr. Governor for what he has been doing for media practitioners and houses in the state, and you can always count on our support.
“Ondo state government has been enjoying positive reportage since the beginning of this present administration. We should also commend the giant strides of Governor Akeredolu for providing adequate security for the lives and property through the state security network agency, ‘Amotekun’ alongside with others security agencies across the state and provision of infrastructure for the masses.
“We want to assure you that the support we have been giving this government will continue, because the Governor as our Grand Patron is also showing our colleagues love in some ways,” Adegbite said.