The Executive Assistant to the Governor on Administration, Rev. Idowu Ogedengbe has disclosed that the birth of National Association of Christian Journalists (NACJ), Oyo State Chapter in this new political dispensation is a positive development that will enlighten Journalists across the nation on the need to shun biased reportage and embrace accuracy while reporting issues.
He made this point while addressing the Executive members of the Association today during a courtesy visit that was paid to him in his office.
According to him, the role of media towards economic development of any nation cannot be underestimated and thus, it is necessary for you as Christian Journalists to calve an inch for yourself by always sticking to the truth always in your report.
Revrend Idowu noted that the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr Oluseyi Makinde is a discipline Man that knows the significance of the media and has reaffirmed that his administration will ensure that the media is given appropriate regards and support they need in discharging their duties without any political interference.
According to him, I want you as Christian Journalists to be fair, objective and do everything with moralty and fear of God adding that we should not sell our Souls to the devil for selfish purposes.
“Your reporting must always be accurate and you should always try to stick the truth no matter the challenges, oppression and persecution you face in the course of discharging your duties, be ready to pay the price of discipline at all time and believe that you shall get your reward at the end if you don’t relent in standing for the truth
He however encouraged the members of NACJ to spread their tentacles by ensuring that we welcome more members into the Association saying this will add to the body of Christ and give us a say in the political system of our dear nation.
Reverend Idowu therefore promised the Association, of his uttermost support and willingness to render any form of assistance the association needs so that the body of Christ can continue to expand. OYO NEWS