BY AYODELE ABERE
The Vice- Chancellor of Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Professor Michael Ajisafe on Friday said the university is ready to partner with the Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OMPAN)
Receiving the Executive Members of OMPAN at the university (ABUAD) in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital; Dr. Taye Babaleye, the Head of Programme in the Department of Communication and Media Studies said he was quite happy to welcome the OMPAN team into ABUAD community.
Dr. Babaleye emphasised, “that the Online Media is the in-thing now. Online Media practice is now global. Its not limited to Nigeria or Africa because it is now the fastest means of information dissemination”.
He advised that OMPAN should maintain consistency and always exercise self-censorship by not reporting fake and unverified news that could set the political parties, religious bodies or organisations against one another.
He enjoined the team to ensure it stands out well among others and be willing to work with ABUAD, the great citadel of learning.
He pledged his readiness to partner with the Association of Online Media Practitioners and maintain a very good relationship with them in the area of effective dissemination of information, which will continue to project and present ABUAD in a good light.
Mrs. Omolola Oluwasola who is a specialist in Advertising and Digital Marketing for the University was also on ground to receive the Ekiti OMPAN team.
Reacting to the visit, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Ajisafe received the team and promised to work in partnership with them.
He expressed his satisfaction about the visit and promised to carry OMPAN along in every event and programme of the Institution
Earlier, while making presentation, the State Chairman and Secretary of OMPAN, Messres Ayodele Abere and Emmanuel Adeniran commended the founder of Afe Babalola University, Aare Afe Babalola for the great job he is doing in the University and for his general contribution and the impacts he has made so far not only in his community but in Ekiti State and Nigeria at large.