The Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has affirmed that the resilience, determination of purpose and clarity of purpose of Penpushing Media are contributing factors for the relevance of the organization in the media world.
Penpushing reports that Abiodun made this known in his speech as Special Guest at the 5th anniversary lecture of Penpushing Media held on July 25, 2023 at the Marque events centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta
‘Let me commend my brother, Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji, the founder of Penpushing Media, for his resilience, determination, and clarity of purpose in the pattern and speed with which he nurtured the medium from a WhatsApp group to a news outfit of importance. I hereby salute his courage and creativity’, the Governor said.
Penpushing further reports that he thanked the media organisation for the honour accorded him to speak to the noble assemblage, especially on the topical issue of governance and policy consideration in a democratic setting.
‘I also want to extol the unbiased and professional manner in which your editorial board has been going about your daily reportage and the patriotic zeal of using your pen to illuminate the dark sides of our societal structure, as well as advancing the cause of Nigerians and humanity as a whole’, Abiodun added.
Penpushing also reports that Abiodun pointed out that the emergence of Penpushing Media has brought a total revolution not only to the media industry alone but to the entire sociopolitical space, adding that he was delighted to be part of the 5th anniversary lecture of the media outfit
‘It is indisputably correct to say that the advent of new Media, which encompasses online newspapers and an array of social media platforms, has brought a total revolution not only to the media industry alone but to the entire sociopolitical space’, he emphasised.
Penpushing reports that Abiodun on the theme of the celebration, ‘Burden of Inclusivity and Nigeria’s Democracy” said its relevant especially on the topical issue of governance and policy consideration in a democratic setting
‘It has also raised the bar of good governance and social justice as a reliable instrument of social engineering beyond its peculiar demerit, which is substantially the absence of regulation and necessary control to guide against certain excesses and abuses, like the menace of fake news and smear campaigns’, he stated.
‘I want to say that the embedded gains and values new media has added to our sociopolitical environment have convincingly superceded its negativities. It is now incumbent on every stakeholder in the media industry as well as media scholars and academics to work out the modality of making the new media more functional, decent, and responsible to serve more as essential tools of deepening democracy’, Abiodun added.
‘While I laud your patriotic inclination for choosing the main topic as critical stakeholders in Nigeria’s political terrain, I want to especially appreciate your sensitivity and ingenuity for choosing this particular sub-theme assigned to me’.
‘Political Scientists and Sociologists alike have argued rather convincingly that democracy is second to fascism when the people are no longer at the centre stage of policy consideration and implementation; hence, the relevance and necessity of the concept of inclusiveness’, Abiodun noted
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