Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has called on media practitioners to save the country’s cultural heritage from extinction, by bracing up to promote and project the positive image of diverse culture of the people.
Abiodun who said this at the opening of the Year 2020 Press Week of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Ogun State Ministry of Information Chapel in Abeokuta, charged journalists to effectively utilise various channels of communication to prevent the nation’s identity from being lost.
The Governor, represented by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile acknowledged the effort of the Union for its feat, urging them to keep the passion alive as government is ready to provide support for the Chapel. He enjoined them to focus on self-development, as it would further enhance the quality of journalism profession in the State.
Chairman of the Chapel, Comrade Wale Olanrewaju opined that the theme for the Press Week was apt, as it would help change the negative perception of the people about the cultural heritage of Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Invited guests at the event were Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Oluwatoyin Taiwo, Asiwaju of Remoland and Chairman, Coleman Wires and Cables Asiwaju Solomon Onafowokan, Aro of Egbaland, Chief Olayinka Kufile, among others.