The Kwara State Director of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Olusegun Adeyemi has adopted the Fourth-Estate Professional Society (FPS) as a good partner and a major stakeholder in the Agency’s activities. Mr Adeyemi said this on Wednesday when receiving the delegates of the Journalism Professional body in his office at Ilorin.
The Director emphasized that the work of the Agency needs the media in other to reach the grassroot through the broadcast, print and the social media. He welcomes the Association and appeals that more professionalism should be seen in the media rather than fake and junk news. According to him, “I am proud to be identified with the FPS with the caliber of the frontrunners of the Associatio, the composition has given me confidence that the newly registered Journalism Association will add more value to the profession as a Professional Body”.
Appreciating the Director, the National President of the Fourth-Estate Professional Society, Dr. Babatunde Salami who led the delegation assures the co-operation of the Association with the Agency and other related in disseminating government policies and sensitization of the masses. According to Dr. Salami, the FPS is not contesting or in rivalry with the NUJ or any other journalism Association, but stands to improve journalism through training, on the job training and conferences among others.
In his own remark, Mr. Michael Abiodun Olanrewaju, the National Secretary of the FPS said the emergence of the Association is a blessing to the profession for improvement. He cited examples of the Accounting and Management professions where many professional Associations exist for the betterment of their professions. Journalism should not lack behind in the new century. He concluded.