Journalists hail Makinde for approving Oyo to host NUJ NEC meeting 

The South West states leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Friday appreciated Governor Seyi Makinde for approving to host the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Ibadan inJune).

At a stakeholders meeting held in Ibadan on issues bothering on the union and the Southwest at large held in Ibadan, the leaders said Makinde’s gesture is another clear demonstration of his love for the media

The South West NUJ urged other governors in the South West to emulate the “wonderful disposition of gu& Makinde to the media profession, well-being of journalists and the NUJ in general’.

“The Southwest NUJ Commends the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for the approval to host the NUJ NEC meeting in Ibadan which is the gathering of leadership of all journalists across the countryl” it said; .

They added added, “The Union appreciated Southwest Governors, particularly the Governors of Oyo, Osun and Ogun, who have always provided support for their State Councils and its members, urging others to emulate such gesture.”

“The leadership of the NUJ Zone B specifically appreciated the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, for appointing a journalist, Mr. Kehinde Onasanya as the first NUJ member to be the Head of Service of the state.”

It stressed further, “The Union appealed to other State Governors to magnanimously elevate qualified journalists/Information officers to the position of Permanent Secretary, Head of Service and other key public offices”.

Deliberating on the condition of roads in the area, the union leaders called on the concerned governments to without wasting time see to the need to  reconstruct and rehabilitate of some deplorable roads in the Southwest region notably the Ibadan – Ile -Ife -Ilesa-  expressway, Akure-Ado Ekiti road, Ibadan-Odeda-Abeokuta road among others.

The Southwest NUJ leaders commended the Oyo state NUJ Chairman, Chief Ademola Babalola, for his leading roles in union as well as ensuring the upliftment of Oyo NUJ.