By Harry Awurumibe, Editor, Abuja Bureau
Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom will on Thursday, April 15, 2021 deliver a lecture with the theme: “Insecurity in Nigeria: Restoring Peace, Unity and Progress” at the annual Press Week of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Correspondents’ Chapel.
The lecture is part of the activities lined up for the FCT Correspondents’ Chapel Press Week which will officially commence on
Wednesday, April 14 with Health Talk and Free Medical Check Up’ for members by a team of experts from EHA Clinics, Abuja.
According to a statement jointly signed by the Chapel Chairman, Comrade Philip Nyam and the Secretary, Comrade Jide Oyekunle and made available to journalists in Abuja, “the lecture would be delivered by the Executive Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Chief Samuel Ortom”.
The statement also said the Chairman of the occasion is Senator Ali Ndume, former Senate Leader and Chairman, Senate Committee on Army 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 which will hold at NUJ, FCT Council Secretariat, Plot 4 Cadastral Zone Bo5, Ekukinam Street Utako by 10:00am, 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.