Ekiti State Government has promised to form a synergy with media practitioners in the state to promote Arts and Culture.
Director General Ekiti State Council of Arts and Cultute Mr. Wale Ojo Lanre disclosed this while recieving the executive members of Nigerian Union of Journalists Ekiti State Chapter in his office on Wednesday.
Speaking, Ojo Lanre pointed out in line with the vision of Governor Kayode Fayemi to restore arts and cultural values in the state, the council is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the vision is accomplished for the progress and economic development of the state.
While assuring the journalists of cooperation, Ojo Lanre said “As a journalist, I understand the role of the fourth estate of the realm in the development of every sector, particularly in promoting, showcasing it with the intention of attracting visitors and patronage from the international community.”
He tasked them on fact checking and encourage them to do more developmental journalism
In his remarks, the Chairman of the state NUJ, Comrade Rotimi Ojomoyela described Ojo Lanre as an experienced and consummate journalists who is equally well versed in the promotion of arts and culture.
Ojomoyela who was accompanied by his Vice president. Ronke Samu and Secretary, Kayode Babatuyi, added: “Ekiti state is endowed with a lot of tourism potential which are yet to be tapped and we are ready to be partner in progress in transforming the the state into a place of pride.”