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Senator Salisu Launches Media Award For Ogun Journalists

…donates Solar powered inverter to NUJ secretariat

ABEOKUTA — The senator representing Ogun Central senatorial district, Shuaib Afolabi Salisu has given his approval to the setting up and funding of an annual award ceremony for outstanding journalists in Ogun State to be known as the SAS Media Award.

Salisu, who paid an unscheduled visit to the members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), at its secretariat in Iwe Irohin, Abeokuta also promised to immediately sponsor the installation of solar powered inverter to light up the Union’s office.

“On the SAS media award for outstanding journalists during press week, I hereby support the motion.

“Also, whether this place is outdated or not this place needs to have maximum power. I am here as a Senator of journalists because this Iwe-iron is the cradle of journalism. I also approve the installation of solar power”, he said

The senator, while briefing the newsmen on his 9-month sojourn at the 10th National Assembly noted that it is important for Nigerians to be patient with the current administration of Bola Tinubu, saying that the current challenges are dated.

He emphasized that the media must stand in the gap, to enlighten the public on government policies which according to him will yield positive results soon.

“I acknowledge the challenges faced by Nigerians, I appeal for your commitment to continue enlightening our people.

“It is crucial to strike a balance in legislative duty, especially during challenging times when we distribute aid to bring solace.

“These times demand a government with clarity, even in the face of inevitable pains, as they pave the way for future relief.

“Despite challenges in the oil sector, the government, under Bola Tinubu’s leadership, is resolute in its clear direction. A collective show of support for the administration is imperative, and the positive impact of federal savings is now cascading down to states and local governments”, he added

Earlier in his speech, the NUJ Chairman, Comrd. Wale Olarenwaju appreciated the presence of the senator while seeking support for the welfare of journalists in the State.

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