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Don’t abandon younger practitioners – Monarch charges veteran journalists



WORRIED by low quality performance of the young practitioners in the field of electronic and print journalism, the veterans in the profession were on Friday charged to look back and breath experience to the younger generation.

  This became imperative in order to reenact the good old days when listening to radio, watching of television and reading newspapers were a delight because of the quality of the output of the practitioners.

  Making this charge was the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Dr. Lekan Balogun, Alli Okunmadell while responding to the congratulatory message read to him at his Alarere residence by the Chairman, League of Veteran Journalists (LVJ), Oyo State Chapter, Banji Ogundele.

  Mr  Ogundele had led some of his other executive members, including Messers Bisi Bakare and Isaiah Ojeyemi, the Publicity and Financial Secretaries, respectively to the Olubadan on the congratulatory visit.

  Oba Balogun enjoined the veteran journalists not to abandon the younger generation of practitioners to do as they like so as not to rubbish the good legacies they left behind during their active years in the practice.

  The monarch thanked the group for the visit as well as their words of admonition with a promise not to let the Ibadan people down just as he enjoined them not to desert him, assuring them that he would operate an open-door policy.

   Earlier, Mr. Ogundele had read in the letter that the LVJ “is confident that given your successful climbing of 23 chieftaincy steps, your experience as a lecturer and as a Senator of the Federal Republic, you are eminently qualified to carry on the heritage and tradition of this great city”.

  The veteran journalists also noted that Oba Balogun “is ascending a throne of tradition and power in a city noted for its peaceful co-existence with both natives and strangers. Maintaining these lofty ideals are now entrusted into your care”.

  Wishing the monarch divine guidance, the wisdom of Solomon, good health of mind and body, peace and prosperity in a long reign, the LVJ expressed gratitude to God for him for the grace to mount the saddle as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

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