By Oyibo Salihu
Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, is amongst eminent personalities expected to grace this year’s Democracy Day lecture being organised by the Kogi state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
This was contained in a statement issued by the state Chairman of NUJ, Alhaji Adeiza Momohjimoh, and Secretary, Seidu Adamu, in Lokoja, yesterday.
According to the statement, the event is scheduled to hold on June 1 and 2, at the Confluence Beach Hotels, Lokoja.
It added that the Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, would be the Distinguished Guest of Honour, while a former Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Dr. Tom Adaba, would chair the occasion.
It further stated that the event would feature presentation of papers by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu; Kogi state Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara (retd); the Sole Administrator of Ajaokuta Steel Company, Engr. Joseph Onobere, while the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, would deliver a keynote address at the event.
The statement also disclosed that media executives expected to grace the event included NUJ National President, Comrade Waheed Odusile; Mrs. Eugenia Abu of the NTA, FRCN Zonal Director, Ibadan, Alhaji Muhammed Bello; Zainab Suleiman Okino of Blueprint Newspapers; former SSA Media to President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Tunde Olusunle; Mr. Tunde Ipinmisho of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Abuja, and Funke Egbemode of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE).