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Human Right Activist, Dr Okei-Odumakin To Deliver Lecture At Delta NUJ 2017 Press Week

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba
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One of Nigeria’s finest, dogged, courageous and women’s right activist, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, would storm Delta State next week as “Guest Speaker” at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council 2017 Press Week.

Briefing the press Wednesday in Asaba, the state chairman of NUJ, Comrade Mike Ikeogwu, who was flanked by members of the state executive, disclosed that Dr Okei-Odumakin, would deliver a lecture on the theme: “The Role Of The Press In Managing The Lessons Of Recession For A Wealthier Delta State”.

Comrade Ikeogwu, revealed that the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, would be the “Special Guest of honour” and would also declare the event open on Tuesday 12th 2017 while the immediate past Commissioner of Information, Barr Chike Ogeah would be the chairman of the occasion both at the opening ceremony and the Gala Night/Investiture of award on patrons later in the evening at Labour House, Asaba.

He further revealed that the Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), Mr Sheriff Oborevwori and the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Festus Agas would be the “Guests of honour” respectively.

According to the NUJ Chairman, the National President of NUJ, Comrade Waheed Odusile and the state Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, would be the Chief hosts.

He used the medium to call on the general public to honour NUJ on the occasion “because the press week is not only for journalists practicing in the state. It is an avenue to relate with stakeholders within the state”.

He however emphasized on the need for members of the Union (media practitioners) in the state to as a matter of fact see the event as their own and “not only the executives”, noting that if the public are invited and members failed to attend, “it won’t be good of us”, he stressed.

While reeling out programmes for the event, he said, “The programme for the week is four days, starting from Thursday 7, December 2017 with a sensitization campaign. This campaign is to visit some media houses here in Asaba to create awareness of what we want to do. The second day, we are going to visit some of our members who are sick to tell them that we remember them.

“Monday 11 December 2017, a Novelty march between the NUJ and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, DTHA Staff by 4:00pm at squash club”, he noted.

It is worthy of note that Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, is the president of the rights groups “Women Arise for Change Initiative” and the “Campaign for Democracy”, who have traversed courageously where men fear to tread.

She remained consistent without minding the hazards to her person in a society where critical voices are loathed by unjust system which rewards the crook and punishes the just.