Our Survival Is Hinged On Knowledge Acquisition, SRJ
Senate spokesperson, Dr Ajibola Basiru , has said human survival is hinged on acquisition of Knowledge as we are in a knowledge-driven society.
Dr Basiru who stated this while declaring open a day workshop for select women journalists by the National Association of Women Journalists, Osun State Chapter in Osogbo, observed that journalism requires that the professionals expand their horizon of intellectual acquisition.
The lawmaker took at a swipe at journalists who take delight in misinforming the reading public with screaming headlines whose stories are devoid of truths drawn from investigative journalism.
He clarified that regulation does not take away freedom of press but is a mechanism to prevent abuse of privilege and protect the press against becoming bastion of lies and calumnies.
Senator Ajibola Basiru enjoined journalists to speak truth to powers that be, expose corruption and abuse of power using the instrumtality of investigation and truth. He also prodded newsmen to focus on development journalism instead of dissipating energy on matters that can lead to dismemberment of the Nation.
Earlier in her address of welcome,Chairman, Osun NAWOJ, Mrs Motunrayo Ayegbayo had appreciated Dr Ajibola Basiru for supporting the workshop tremendously,assuring him that NAWOJ will continue to appreciate the Senator in all spheres.
Chairman, Osun Council Union of Journalists, Comrade Wasiu Ajadosu also thumed up for Senator Ajibola Basiru for always making accessible to his constituents and the Press within and outside the State. Comrade Ajadosu said the disposition of Dr Ajibola Basiru to the media in the State is unprecedented.