The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kogi State Council, has expressed its determination to contribute its quota in the entrenchment of a smooth democratic process and enhanced good governance in Nigeria.
Chairman of the council, Momojimoh Adeiza, stated this on Monday at the NUJ Press Centre, Lokoja, while briefing Journalists on the 2021 Press Week of the council, with the grand finale slated for September 4.
Former Governor of Kano State and Chairman Senator Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Kabiru Gaya, will deliver key note address at the occasion.
The event, under the chairmanship of member representing Yagba federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Leke Abejide, will seek to deepen discussion on the democracy and good governance.
The State Chairman of the NUJ Council said in view of the importance of journalists in the state attached to the concept of democracy, good governance and the general wellbeing of Nigerians, this year’s theme for the Press Week would be “Electoral Act and the Future of Nigeria’s Democracy.”
According to the Adeiza, Prof. John Alabi of Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba, will be lead paper presenter.
He expressed optimism that deliberations on the theme would go along way in providing meaningful solutions to myriad of problems besetting the course of social, economic and political development of Nigeria, among other benefits.
He added that five persons who made positive impact in the life of the society have been slated for award.
“Sen. Gaya will be given award as ‘Icon of Democracy’; Hon. Leke Abejide, ‘Icon of Grassroots Education; and the State Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr. Abubakar Ohere, for his impact in infrastructural development of Kogi state among others awardees.”