Owoeye Assures continuous Support for Media Practitioners
The Speaker of The Osun State House of Assembly, Rt Hon.Timothy Owoeye has expressed his readiness to ensure youths development and support for media practitioners in the state .
Owoeye said this while speaking with leaderships of Online Media Practitioners led by Jare Tiamiyu and the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Correspondents’ Chapel led by its Chairman, Mr Tunji Omofoye, who paid him a visit to congratulate him on his 48th birthday.
As you’re aware, I sponsored a bill tagged Youth Development Commission Bill, which is awaiting Mr Governor’s accent and it’s to enhance youths participation in politics.
Owoeye advised journalists in the state against fake, incite news and reports that can cause panic in the state.
He explained that the media/journalists are very relevant in government, saying that information disseminated by them could make or mar any individual, government or system. “The problem we have with journalists and newsmen is news that are inciting. I will urge you journalists to desist from fake news, especially in Osun state”.
“The online news information is even more difficult because people get their information on the social media these days. I am hereby urging you to let your information and news be correct,” he said.
Owoeye, however, promised to continue working with the journalists, describing them as crucial tools in government and a democratic system.
“Information is very important to government and the media is the channel and medium through which the people can know what the government is doing.
“We don’t joke with journalists. The information they dish out can make or mar any government.
“I have been supportive of journalists in the state and will continue to give support to them.” he said
Earlier, Mr Tunji Omofoye, Chairman, Osun NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel, appealed to the speaker to continue to give more support to media practitioners in the state.