The Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has commended the family of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, for sustaining the late sage’s journalism legacy by keeping the newspaper he established in 1949, Nigerian Tribune, afloat.
Amosun gave the commendation on Friday at the turning of the sod of the Tribune House, in Isheri, Ogun State.
The Governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, said the newspaper had contributed to the development of journalism in the country.
Amosun said, “As the 2019 general elections draw near, media workers must ensure adequate coverage and fair publicity for a successful electoral process.”
According to him, the media, as the fourth estate of the realm, should wage war against dissemination of fake news and other unprofessional acts, which can bring journalism into disrepute.
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi; and the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, commended Awolowo for setting up the newspaper.
Chairman of the African Newspapers of Nigeria, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunm thanked those who have supported Tribune over the years.