By Sola Akingboye, 11th April 2021
Governor Ortom of Benue state is expected to deliver a lecture on protracted insecurity in the country, as the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Correspondents’ Chapel will on Thursday, 15th April, 2021 hold its annual Press Week/Lecture with the Theme: “Insecurity in Nigeria: Restoring Peace, Unity and Progress”.
A statement jointly signed by the Chapel Chairman, Comrade Philip Nyam and the Secretary, Comrade Jide Oyekunle and made available to journalists in Abuja said the lecture would be delivered by the Executive Governor of Benue State.
The Chairman of the occasion according to the release is the former Senate Leader and Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, while renowned lawyer and Managing Partner, Castle of Law and Chairman, Egalitarian Mission Africa, Dr. Olukayode Ajulo and Executive Director, CISLAC/Head of Transparency International (Nigeria), Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani would be the discussants.
The statement noted that the lecture is aimed at proffering workable solutions to the growing security challenges confronting the country and this forms part of the Chapel’s contribution to national discourse.
“Considering the significant and remarkable role of media in the society, we will continue to lend our voice on issues that affect Nigerians and threaten our national unity”, the statement stated.
The Press Week will be declared opened by the Chairman, NUJ FCT Council, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche as the event holds at NUJ, FCT Council Secretariat, Plot 4 Cadastral Zone Bo5, Ekukinam Street Utako, near ABC Transport by 10:00am.
Meanwhile, as part of the activities lined up for the Press Week, there will be a ‘Health Talk and Free Medical Check Up’ by a team of experts from EHA Clinics on Wednesday, April 14th at the same venue.
On Saturday, 17th April, 2021, the Correspondents’ Chapels FC will play a friendly football match against the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Team at the Old Parade Ground at 9am.
Also, the event “will avail our members the opportunity of quality, comprehensive and integrated healthcare services with a view to early detection of potentially life-threatening health conditions or diseases” It added.