The newly appointed editorial board of the Echo Newspaper of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko has been urged to tread on the laydown path of the outgoing board executives in disseminating factual and accurate news as their duties of informing, educating, and entertaining.
This call was made by the immediate past board executives of the media outlet at the handing over ceremony held at the Mass Communication Relaxation Centre (MRC).
Speaking at the event, the immediate past Editor-in-Chief, Toluwalope Adebayo appreciated all the members for their full support towards the success of her tenure in office.
“I must say it was an amazing journey serving the Editor-in-Chief of Echo Media in the past one year. As I look back on our editorial activities, I can proudly say that the newly dissolved editorial board has enjoyed the support of everyone, most especially the support of the following people: the Founder of Echo Media, Mr. Godwin Akinbo; Immediate Past Supervising-Editor, Adesola Ikulajolu; NUCJ President, Solomon Adekola; Echo Media’s stakeholders”.
However, she commended the effort of reporters who in scorching sun and rain strive hard in ensuring there were publications.
“Many thanks to reporters who consistently submitted stories for publication and had the courage to work on major stories”.
Toluwalope noted that one of my major goals upon appointment was to post frequently on the media blog which was achieved before leaving the seat for the next editor-in-chief.
“I am glad to state that we have posted over 100 stories on the blog since last year. However, I am sure this will increase with the appointment of the new editorial board members. Also, I am glad that we were able to recruit and train more campus journalists. This gives me the confidence that Echo Media is in safe hands as the graduating students move on. I pray that Echo Media continues to thrive as it has in the past 16 years”.
Giving his speech, the supervising Editor, Ikulajolu Adesola urged the newly appointed editorial board not to deviate from the path laid down by the predecessors.
However, he encourages the members to endure their pens to keep bleeding. He used the avenue to remind them of fact-checking any stories before pushing it on the blog. More so, he pledged his support for the media outlet at all times.
“Echo media is my foundation and I will not forget my source because any river that forgets its source will dry up”.
Ikulajolu expressed optimism that the new editorial board will take the media outlet higher, break records and set a new one. He used the opportunity to caution the new editorial board not to hesitate in dropping any member that is not functioning or meet up to the expected tasks.
Speaking on behalf of the newly appointed editorial board, the general secretary, Glorious Emoruwa assured the outgoing executive board of massive performance. She appreciated their kind gesture towards all the members in training, tutorial, and other enlightenment.
Furthermore, she wishes them a favour market in all their endeavours outside campus.
The new editorial board members are: Roland Bayode, Editor-in-Chief; Dorcas Aluko the Associate Editor; Glorious Emoruwa the General Secretary; Clarion Olusegun, Treasurer; Phillip Anjorin the News Editor.
Other members are: Features Editor- Alabi Oreoluwa, Political Editor- Friday Omosola, Health Editor- Boluwatife Adedokun, Business Editor- Agboola Omodolapo, Entertainment Editor- Emmanuel Peters, Sports Editor/ Graphic Designer – Abraham Isaac, Assistant General Secretary- Emmanuel Oluwadola.
Omosola Friday Oke , popularly know as Honour-Pen, a student of mass communication department with optimistic of serving the nation and world with the use of pen. A poet, relationship consultant and human right activist.