Oyo NOA strengthens collaboration with NUJ

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The National Orientation Agency, Oyo state new Ag Director , Dr. Olukemi Afolayan has paid a courtesy call on leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oyo state council on Friday in its office at the Press Centre, Iyaganku.

Describing the visit as its first point of call on assumption of office, Afolayan reiterates the importance of the media as highly instrumental to propagating the policies and programmes of Governments at all levels, she noted that it is necessary to commence the agency’s activities by familiarisation with NUJ.

Dr. Afolayan who applauds Oyo NUJ for standing tall among its peers in other states for its being ethical and spontaneous in dishing out timely news to the public further seeks for more collaboration with the media in reporting NOA activities and programmes.

The Ag state Director adds that NOA relationship with NUJ is mutualistic as they are like two peas in a pod in the onerous task of nation building. She posits that the Agency is not aversed to criticism, but such must be constructive and objective.

The Chairman of Oyo state NUJ, Alhaji Demola Babalola, joyfully received the new state Director and welcome her on board as she mounts the saddle to pilot Oyo NOA.

The chairman promises the readiness of Oyo media to tighten the extant relationship between them so that Afolayan will leave a remarkable imprints on the sands of time.

He prays for the Agency to soar higher in its task of propagating policies and programmes of government at levels.

Whilst giving his vote of thanks, Mr. A O Akanbi, who is a Deputor Director Admin in the Agency lauds the NUJ chairman and his members for being very supportive to the Agency and pleads for more cooperation Akanbi emphasizes that the Agency as an institution is adopting a multi pronged approach to reaching the grassroots especially and other members of the public as contained in its core mandates.

He concluded by stating that keeping a well informed society is a task that must be done.

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