The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has challenged media Professionals to save the Profession from premature deaths.
He gave the advice today while declaring open the 14th All Nigeria Editors Conference in Asaba, Delta state.
Vice President Osinbajo who observed that most Professions including Journalism is gradually going to extinction through technology and artificial intelligence asked media professionals to redouble their efforts in setting acceptable rules to discourage imbalance reportage and also renew effort in wiping out systematic corruption from the society rather than celebrating corrupt people in their reportage for their selfish gains.
In his speech, a onetime DG, NTA, Dr. Tony Iredia decried the low level investigative journalism among our media professionals.
Dr. Iredia who identified journalists as watchdogs urged them continue to guide Nigerians right to make good choices especially as 2019 General elections gathers momentum.
Earlier in her address of welcome, president of the Nigeria Guild of Editor’s Conference, Mrs Funke Egbemode advised electorate not to make a wrong choice during next year’s election as such step would leave them with consequences that will last many years.
Mrs Egbemode said on the part of the Guild, arrangements had been concluded to play her role professionally as usual during the forthcoming election.
This she said the leadership of Guild was doing by sponsoring editors on courses, including three editors to National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru , and ten others to the Global Editors Summation Lisbon Portugal.
The 14th All Nigeria Editors Conference which has its theme as “Credible Elections, Sustainable Democracy and the Nigeria Media is being attended by over 300 members across the country as well major stakeholders including INEC Chairman representative.