Ondo Press Week Thanksgiving: Bishop Adejumo, Pastor Foluso pray for Journalists, warn against Fake News

…..ONDO NUJ BEGINS 2022 PRESS WEEK WITH THANKSGIVING.

As part of the activities lined up for the 2022 press week celebrations, the members of Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Ondo State council trooped out in large numbers to attend the thanksgiving service which took place at Salvation Gospel International Center, Akure, the State capital.

The Press Week Service conceded with the 4th Anniversary of the Church which was also attended by Bishop Felix Adejumo who is the president of Agape Christian Ministries; the Olurese of Irese in Ifedore LGA and the Olu of Aladodo Isinkan in Akure South, Ayodeji Fatoki as well as the Acting Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Information and Orientation, Mrs Toyin Onisile; the SSA to the State Governor on Media & Publicity, Mr Ojo Oyewamide and the immediate Past Chairman of the Union, Mr Tona Aderoboye.

In his sermon, the Senior Pastor of Salvation Gospel International Center, Akure, Pastor Mike Foluso expressed his happiness to receive the journalists in the church again, stressing that the church is so privileged as other churches are looking forward to have them but they are giving the church a second chance to have them.

“This is their home, next year, we are expecting them, we love seeing them around. I pray that God will continue to uphold them”

Pastor Foluso advised the press men to keep doing good because there are some bad eggs among them, urging “those people that are reporting fake news about men of God to stop such acts because it is not helping the body of Christ, they should always commend the work of clergy men, encourage them.”

The Chairman of the NUJ, Prince Leke Adegbite while appreciating God Almighty for giving the press men the opportunity to celebrate another press week noted that  thanksgiving service is the kick off of the annual press week celebrations. This is to give thanks to God for sparing the members’ lives and to also pray that the week is successful.

Adegbite who appreciated the senior pastor of the church for giving the press men opportunity to have their thanksgiving service in his church also appreciated the members for the support they have been giving to him and the excos in the last 5 months they assume office.

“I’m happy with the large turn out today, it is unprecedented, I appeal to them to be active in all the remaining program of the week. As the general election is coming, I appeal to them that they should do their jobs according to the ethics of our profession,” the NUJ Chairman said.

The press week celebrations continue with the following events;

DAY 2: MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER, 2022

*** Charity Visitation @10:00am
*** Free Medical Outreach for Journalists, Veteran Journalists & their Spouses @ NUJ Press Centre Clinic, Alagbaka Akure @ 9am.

Day 3: TUESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

Opening Ceremony/Public Lecture/Symposium/Investiture

Our 4 Lead Speakers are: DR JIMOH IBRAHIM CFR; CHIEF IFEDAYO ADEDIPE, SAN; HON ABIOLA MAKINDE & HON OLUBUNMI TUNJI-OJO.

Chief Guest:NUJ Grand Patron & Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON.

Chairman of the Occasion: The Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye.
Venue: NUJ Press Centre, Alagbaka Akure @ 10:00am,

Day 4: WEDNESDAY 30TH NOVEMBER

(a)Health Walk/Great Trek,
(b) Journalists Children’s Party

Day 5: THURSDAY 1ST DECEMBER, 2022

(a)Novelty football Match btw NUJ Stars & Labour Leaders in Ondo State
@Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure by 1:00pm

Day 6: FRIDAY 2ND DECEMBER,

Jumat Service: @ Akure Central Mosque, Akure 

Dinner&Award Nite: @ NUJ Press Centre, Alagbaka Akure by 3:00pm.