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Eze Madumere Endorses 2015 Special Forum For Journalists!!

Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has endorsed and hailed the resolve of the Correspondents' Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Imo State Council to organise a Special Forum to discuss critical issues that boarder on National development.

Prince Madumere expressed this support while receiving in audience, a committee on 2015 Special Correspondents Forum led by the Chairman of Correspondents Chapel Athan Agbakwuru of Nigerian Pilot and the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Val Okara, in his official residence.

Speaking to the group, Prince Madumere while hailing the idea averred that Agenda setting is one of the cardinal functions of the members of the fourth estate of the realm. He enthused that bringing people together to chart a course towards contributing in the national development is a right step in the right direction.

The number two citizen of Imo State also used the visit to urge journalists to  insist on abiding by the ethics of the profession. He told them to be objective in their reporting while admonishing them against being willing tools in the hands of desperate politicians who will stop at nothing in encouraging unethical practices.

He however called for partnership with the Journalists to showcase the activities of the government; saying that people oriented policies of the government can only be better appreciated if the media could use their platform to educate the public on the import of policies and programmes and of government and their supposed benefits.

Prince Madumere who is also a patron of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Imo State Council in his closing remark thanked the delegation from the Correspondents Chapel for the  honour and respect shown to him by coming to intimate him on their forthcoming programme, which he described as timely and thoughtful.

He therefore pledged to support it by playing his expected role so as to ensure that the event come out successfully.

Speaking earlier, members of the committee also revealed that the programme will feature lectures with the topic, "Diversifying Nation's Economy : The Role of Agriculture...". The Journalists said the have chisen the Vice Chancellors of Federal University of Technology, Owerri and his Federal University of Agriculture, Umuahia counterpart as Guest lecturers.

They also revealed that Governor Okorocha will be the host Governor while his Abia counterpart, Governor Ikpeazu will be the Special Guests of Honour.

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