“Media Have A Strong Role To Play In Managing The Nigerian Economy” Says Archbishop Olaoye

By Taiwo Akinrinlola.
…..Lauds Tribune Management
 The role of the media at this critical stage of the nation’s economy is  crucial and  the media managers have crucial roles to play.
  This  was the submission of His Grace, The Most Reveren’d Abiodun Olaoye, Archbishop of the Ecclestiastical Province of Ibadan, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion  during his familiarisation visit  to the Corporate Head Office of the Tribune Newspapers Ibadan  on Wednesday 28th September 2022.
The Bishop was  accompanied on the trip by their Lordships, Rt Reveren’d A Popoola, Bishop of Ibadan South Diocese, Rt Reveren’d C O Oduntan, Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Rt Reveren’d Dr Williams Aladekugbe, Bishop of  Ibadan North  Diocese, The Rt Reveren’d  A D  Fabuluje, Bishop of  Oke Osun Diocese, and the Very Reveren’d AA Adebiyi  Bishop Elect of  Oke Ogun  Diocese, arrays of Provost’s, Archdeacon, Cannons and priests.
According to Archbishop Olaoye, the media  being the watch dog of the society who the citizens looked unto for proper and effective dissemination of news at this time, their accurate and efficient reportage of events expecially at this electioneering period most importantly as politicians kick-start their campaigns will go a long way  in getting the society well informed about these political gladiators.
To achieve this however, Most Reveren’d Olaoye called for synergy from all stakeholders in assisting  the media to enable them  achieve this role expected of them.
He paid  a glowing tribute to the founder of Tribune, the sage  the late Chief  Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo whom he described as a legend, an Avatar, a shining politician that was and still  a parameter by which  the contributions of any politician to the society is measured in Nigeria.
 Archbishop Olaoye thanked the management of Tribune for living up to expectations and upholding the dreams of the founding father of the oldest and surviving Newspaper in Nigeria.
” I thank  you very much and praise you for upholding the legacy of the sage , still keeping the Tribune as the defender of  the  voiceless and the oppressed” . He pleaded  that  all hands  must  be on deck  to ensure that Tribune Newspapers remain a top of the table at all times. “
Archbishop Olaoye used the occasion to solicit for more collaboration with the Tribune and the  Ibadan Province of the church of Nigeria Anglican Communion.
” I thank you for your  support in the past and solicit more for further support and adequate positive and effective projections of our activities In Ibadan Province in particular and the church of Nigeria Anglican Communion in general”
Responding, the Managing director/ Editor in chief of Tribune, Mr Edwards Dickson  thanked the Archbishop and his team for visiting the corporate office of the Newspapers. He assured the Archbishop that Tribune would live up to expectations as solicited by His Grace. He also agreed that  the synergy of the media with all the stakeholders in the political extraction called Nigeria would be of immense benefit at this time.
On hand to receive the Archbishop were the entire management of the Newspapers. The Editor  Tribune  Mr Debo Abdullahi,  Saturday Tribune  Editor Dr Lasisi Olagunju, Sunday Tribune  Editor, Mr Sina Oladehinde, The Heads  of the corporate Affairs, Finance and  Administration.

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