The National Orientation Agency, NOA, Oyo State Ag. Director, Dr Olukemi Afolayan has paid a courtesy call on leadership of Nigerian Union of Journalists, Oyo state council this morning in its office at the Press Centre , Iyaganku.
Describing the visit as its first port of call on assumption of office, Dr. Olukemi Afolayan reiterated the importance of the media as highly instrumental to propagating the policies and programmes of Governments at all levels.
Therefore she deemed it necessary to commence the Agency’s ongoing familiarisation from NUJ.
Dr. Afolayan who applauded Oyo NUJ for standing tall among its peers, for its being ethical and spontaneous in dishing out timeous news to the public, further sought for more collaboration with the media in reporting NOA activities and programmes.
The Ag. state Director added that NOA’s relationship with NUJ is mutualistic, as they are like two peas in a pod in the onerous task of nation building.
She posits that NOA is not aversed to criticism, but such must be constructive and objective.
The Chairman of Oyo state NUJ, Demola Babalola, joyfully received the new state Director and welcwelcomed on board as she mounts the saddle to pilot Oyo NOA.
The chairman promised the readiness of Oyo media to tighten the extant relationship between them so that Dr. Afolayan will leave a remarkable imprints on the sands of time.
He prayed 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. Oyebisi Akanbi, who is a Deputy Director Administration in the Agency lauded the NUJ chairman and his members for being very supportive to the Agency and pleaded for more cooperation.
Mr Akanbi emphasised 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.
Mr Akanbi Oyebisi rounded off that keeping a well informed society is a task that must be done.