Toyin Ojo and Tobi Jolayemi.
Journalists have been advised to carry out their profession with candour as exemplified by Dele Giwa,the renowned journalist who was assassinated October 19 1986. This advice was given by the Lagos state Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists with Dele Giwa foundation at a colloquium held in honour of the late journalist at the Multi-purpose hall of the Radio Lagos/Eko FM Agidingbi, Ikeja Lagos on Wednesday october 19, 2016.
The event which was themed ”SAFETY OF JOURNALISTS AND THE CULTURE OF IMPUNITY IN AFRICA” was held to commemorate the renowned journalist Mr Dele Giwa.
Speaking at the occasion, The editor-in-chief of the sun newspaper who gave the statistics of journalist that have killed the death of Dele Giwa said about 110 journalists were killed in 2015.
While speaking at the event,Tunde Giwa the younger brother of the renowned journalist,said he would be happiest person the day the killers of his brother are brought to book.
Commenting on the security of Lagos State, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni said that the Nigeria police was still fully committed in securing lives and property. ”Our system is evolving, We know where security institutions like the police were 30 years ago and we know where we are now. we have been committed to investigation and we are still fully committed to”, He said.
Dignitaries present at the event include;Governor Akinwunmi Ambode represented by Fola Adeyemi (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy); Honourable Sani Zorro, former President, Nigeria Union of Journalists, ( NUJ) Kayode Komolafe, Deputy Managing Director of ThisDay Newspaper among others.