Ogun State 40th Anniversary: Buhari To Commission 40 Projects

BuhariThe Ogun State government has said that 40 legacy projects which cut across the three senatorial districts of the state  have been penciled down  to be commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari during the 40th anniversary of the creation of Ogun State from the Old Western Region

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa made this known on Friday at a press briefing in Abeokuta, the state capital where programme for the celebration was unveiled by the government.

According to the  programme, about 14 legacy projects are expected to be commissioned, 12 from Ogun West and 16 projects from Ogun Central Senatorial District.

As part of the celebration 11 former governors of the state are expected to be part of the celebration.

Among the projects expected to be commissioned are the 110km Ilaro/Ijoun/Tombolo road which cuts across four Local Government Areas of Ogun West Senatorial Districts, the Ilo Awela road in Ota area, model  schools, 750 hectares New Makun Estate in Sagamu, 50 hectares cashew plantation at Imeko Afon and 50 hectares palm plantation  at Ipokia among other legacy projects.

Media Should Take Pride In Agenda Setting – John Momoh

john_momohThe Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, Mr. John Momoh has urged the Nigeria media to take pride in discharging its foremost role in nation building by taking the forefront of agenda setting.

He said this while delivering a keynote address; titled; ‘Mass Media; Setting The Nigerian Agenda’ at the 1st Distinguished Lecture Series, organised by the University of Lagos Mass Communication Alumni Association.

The event took place at the Afe Babalola auditorium within the school premises.

“Media attention can shape public opinion” Mr Momoh said.

He further noted that “Without media attention, policy needs generally have slim chances of garnering public endorsement, financial support or legislative action.

“So, if media attention is important, the question then is, by which mechanism does media attention gets distributed such that some stories get the five star treatment, while others receive a scant amount of front page coverage or in most cases, no coverage at all”, Mr Momoh asked.

At the lecture, which was well attended by members of the academia, several other speakers stressed the need for media practitioners to remain faithful to their roles as watch dogs in the society.

In their submissions, Professors Ralph Afinfeleye and Wale Omole noted that some media practitioners have abandoned their posts as watch dogs and have been infected with ‘rabies’.

Amosun Visits Channels Television

The Governor of Ogun state, Mr Ibikunle Amosun has promised to collaborate with the management and staff of Channels Television in a partnership with his administration, to showcase the developmental works in Ogun state.

The governor made a brief stop at the station’s headquarters in Isheri North a border town between Lagos and Ogun state while on an inspection tour of projects in Ifo local government area of Ogun state.

He was received by the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, Mr John Momoh, and management staff of Channels Television.