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Nigerian media most respected in the world, says Osoba

 The Chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Chief Olusegun Osoba, has described the Nigerian media as one of the most vibrant and respected in the world.

Osoba made this remark on Wednesday at the unveiling of the code of ethics of journalism by the professional bodies in journalism and the hoisting of the bodies’ flags at the NIJ, Ogba, Lagos State.

“The Nigeria media is one of the most vibrant and most respected in the world. We have commanded the respect and we are keeping to the ethics of the profession; I am happy,” Osoba said.

He explained that the flag hoisting was to appreciate all those involved in sustaining the NIJ over the years.

Flags hoisted included those of the International Press Institute by Osoba; and the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria by the Chairman, Mr Nduka Obaigbena, who was represented by Mr Ray Ekpu.

That of the Nigerian Guild of Editors was hoisted by the President, Mr Isa Mustapha, who was represented by Mr Akpandem James, while that of the Nigerian Union of Journalists was hoisted by the President, Mr Chris Isiguzo; the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations was hoisted by Mallam Muktar Sirajo; and the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria was represented by Mr Lekan Fadolapo.

The Provost, NIJ, Mr Gbenga Adefaye, said the purpose of the flag hoisting was to provide a linkage and identification of the professional bodies with the institute.

“Our hope is that whoever passes here will appreciate our connectivity when he sees the flags flying. It is important to highlight that the governing council membership of our institution is drawn from these professional bodies. We hope that the hoisting of the flags and the unveiling of the code of ethics plagues will open a new chapter in the transformation and repositioning of the institute as we transform to digitally impact our profession,” he said.

Bibiyobra: Friday, 16 October 2020 at 10/16/2020 07:28:00 pm


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