Media aides to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Femi Adesina and his counterpart, Mallam Garba Shehu are amongst the host of dignitaries expected to grace the 2017 Democracy Day lecture being organised by the Kogi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
A statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the State Chairman of NUJ, Alhaji Adeiza Momohjimoh and Secretary, Seidu Adamu said the event is fixed for June 1 and 2 at the Confluence Beach Hotels, Lokoja.
According to the statement, the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello would be the distinguished guest of honour while a former Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Dr Tom Adaba is to chair the event.
Mr Adesina is expected to give a key note address while Mallam Shehu is to deliver a paper.
The statement added that the event would feature presentation of papers by the state Commissioner of police, Mr Wilson Inalegwu; Kogi State Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara (Rtd) and the Sole Administrator of Ajaokuta Steel Company, Engr. Joseph Onobere.
It noted that media executives expected to grace the event include NUJ National President, Comrade Waheed Odusile, Mrs Eugenia Abu of the NTA, FRCN Zonal Director, Ibadan, Alhaji Muhammed Bello; Zainab Okino of the Blueprint newspaper, Former SSA Media to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Tunde Olusunle; Mr Tunde Ipinmisho of the Federal Housing Authority, Abuja and Funke Egbemode of the Nigerian Guild of Editors.
The statement further stated that, the media executives would be led on a tour of government’s projects and historical sites within Lokoja metropolis on June 2.
Credits: Itodo Daniel Sule | Daily Trust