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.