By Abubakar S. H
The kogi 2023 Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) press week, which begins with Muslim Prayer on Friday, 11th August, 2023 while the Christian prayer will be held on Sunday, 13th August, 2023, will also focus on crucial issues of national importance.
Speaking at NUJ press centre in Lokoja on Tuesday, the chairman, kogi State Council, Comrade Adeiza Momohjimoh who said the press Conference is called to announce preparations towards The holding of the 2023 NUJ Press Week that will be the last lap of such exercises in the life of the current administration of the council.
Comrade Momohjimoh stated that the grand finale is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 16th August,2023 saying that as part of the programme there will be a public presentation of a book titled: MEDIA DEVELOPMENT IN KOGI STATE (1991- 2023).
According to him, “The book is essentially put together to give an overview account of how the media industry has fared in Kogi State since its creation. The 324 page book will be most useful to Communications students in the tertiary institutions and it will as well be very useful to Journalists, media researchers and the reading public”, he stressed.
Comrade Momohjimoh further stated that the State Governor, His Excellency, Alhaji Dr. Yahaya Adoza Bello, CON will be the distinguished guest of honour while the dynamic Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Associate Professor Salish Ogbo is the Chairman of the occassion.
He said the Chief host is naturally the versatile National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Chief Chris Isiguzo while the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Communication, Evangelist Kingsley Fanwo will serve as co-host.
The chairman also said In the culture of the union to encourage individuals who are impacting positively on their various communities and people in the state, said the union has carefully selected six notable Kogites for the Union awards, namely: Olu Ade of Ekinrin-Adde, HRM. Olu Anthony Bamgbaiye, CON. and renowned Chartered Account, The member representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Sanni Egidi Abdulraheem, Alhaji Ahmed Omeiza Abdullahi OON, a retired Director, State Security Services and Engineer Isezuo Edward Jatto, a renowned Broadcast Engineer and MD/CEO Jatto FM, Okene,
Others are, Dr. Arome Salifu, Chief Executive Officer, Africa Youth Growth Foundation, Engineer Idah Daikwo of the Federal Ministry of Works, Abuja.
He however enjoined all members and friends of the media in the state and beyond and general public to attend the epoch-making occasion.