Members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Ogun State Council have been applauded for exhibiting high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties as intermediaries between government and the governed being the watchdogs of the society.
The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Suraju Ishola Adekunbi gave the commendation at the Grand Finale of the 2017 Press Week of the Union held at Daktad Hotel and Suites in Abeokuta, shortly after being conferred with an Award of Excellence as the “Media Friendly Speaker”, in recognition of his efforts at promoting peace and harmonious relationship among Lawmakers which had aided governance in the State.
Adekunbi, who described journalists as major stakeholders in the Rebuilding Mission of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun- led government, assured that the Assembly would continue to partner other arms of government at sustaining development in the State.
The Speaker said the honour conferred on him by the union would spur him to redouble his efforts at promoting democratic ideals within the parliament and the State at large.
At the occasion, the Chief of Staff to the State Governor, Chief Tolu Odebiyi, who was also inaugurated as the patron of the union charged members of the fourth estate of the realm to always uphold the ethics of Journalism through high sense of objectivity, fairness and professionalism in the course of duty.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Chairman of NUJ in the State, Comrade Wole Sokunbi, said the programme was an avenue to strengthen the professionals through exchange of ideas for better productivity and efficiency.
Sokunbi lauded the Rt. Hon. Speaker for his friendly disposition to issues affecting journalists in the State and for contributing to the interdependence of the arms of government which had contributed immensely to the success of the rebuilding mission.