Journalists deserve accolade on development of democracy in Nigeria – NNPP chieftain

A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples’ Party (NNPP) Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, has said that journalists in Nigeria deserve accolade on the growth and development of democracy in the country.

Speaking Saturday at the traditional wedding of the daughter of Mr. Michael Osuji, head of Mass Communication Department, Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, held at Mowo, Badagry, he said media practitioners have contributed immensely to the growth and development of democracy.

Describing journalism as a noble profession, the NNPP chieftain added that it is in the light of the role the media practitioners played in nation- building that has endeared him to journalism profession and its development in the country.

He described the father of the bride, Mr. Osuji as an amiable lecturer who guided him through his academic difficulties as a student at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.

NIJ is reputed to have produced great journalists in the country, describing the guiding role of the lecturers of the institute as encouraging.