Ekundayo Solicits Cooperation Of Journalists

March 8, 2013

Ekiti State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr. Tayo Ekundayo has solicited the cooperation of journalists in the state in giving adequate publicity to the policies and programmes of the Fayemi led administration.

Mr. Ekundayo who made the plea during a meeting with members of the Ekiti State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ado-Ekiti, said though everyone in the state could see the giant strides of the Fayemi administration at developing the state, it was still imperative for journalists to properly package them for posterity and to properly educate and inform the people of the activities and plans of government.

The Commissioner urged media practitioners to continue to be objective in their coverage of government’s activities and programmes particularly with regards to the implementation of the 8-point agenda of the present administration.

Ekundayo who promised that he would not engage in propaganda in the discharge of his new assignment, however urged Journalists in the state to carry out an objective comparative analysis of what is on ground in Ekiti State today in terms of infrastructure and human capital development with what was obtainable four years ago.

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, Mr. Kola Ajumobi stated that the meeting was conveyed because Journalists are important stakeholders in information dissemination.

Mr. Ajumobi called on Journalists to support the Fayemi led administration to move the state to an enviable height. He disclosed that the forum will be held on a regular basis.

In his address, the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Ekiti State, Mr. Laolu Omosilade expressed delight at the turnout of Journalists at the forum despite the short notice.
He alongside other pressmen described the Commissioner as a press friendly person having spent well over 30 years on the field.
He pledged the support of all Journalists to ensure a successful tenure and promised that Journalists won’t relent in their efforts at making the masses well informed.

Last modified: March 8, 2013

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