Oyebode Reassures Ekiti Governor’s Commitment to Media Practitioners …harps on balance reportage 

  • By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti

Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Yinka Oyebode, has reassured newsmen in the state of the government’s unwavering support in prioritizing their welfare and creating a conducive environment for their professional practice.

He gave the assurance at the Governor’s office on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital while playing host to the members of the Online Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).


Oyebode explained that Governor Biodun Oyebanji had consistently demonstrated his dedication to this promise.

“Recent resolutions from media parleys with the Governor serve as testimony to the commitment to prioritize journalists’ welfare. Notably, the government has also undertaken infrastructural renovations at various NUJ chapels in the state”.

Oyebode who also doubled as the Chief Press Secretary to the Ekiti State Government emphasized the importance of professionalism, urging journalists to discharge their duties impartially without stirring political biases. A call was made for balanced and responsible reporting to avoid inflaming the political climate.

Recognizing the vital role of online media, Mr. Oyebode encouraged members to prioritize the interests of the people. He emphasized that Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji’s administration is firmly dedicated to the welfare and prosperity of all residents.

Furthermore, the Special Adviser urged the Online Media Practitioners to build their brands through diligence, professionalism, objectivity, and a commitment to paying statutory taxes. Registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) was also highlighted as an essential step that would facilitate government patronage.

He reiterated Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji’s steadfast commitment to the “prosperity for all” agenda, aiming to build an Ekiti State where the opinions of all residents are valued and considered.

Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of the Online Chapel of NUJ, Comrade Ayodele Abere lauded Governor Oyebanji first year in office, describing it as a strong start for the administration, with significant accomplishments in key sectors.

He said, “The purpose of the meeting was to formalize the chapel’s recognition and to express its commitment to maintaining professional ethics while engaging constructively with the government.

“Cooperation and adherence to the objective reporting of public interest were assured during the discussion.

He pledged the supports of the chapel members towards the development of the state through balance reportage to the outside world.

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