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Delta Speaker, Guwor Commends IPF, Promises Support



By Stephen Asaba-ase

RT. Hon. Emomotimi Dennis Guwor,
speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly has endorsed the Ijaw Publishers’ Forum, IPF for the bold initiative to make Ijaw presence significant in the media space.

As part of his advice, Guwor also called on the Ijaw Media practitioners to maintain professionalism and strike balance in their news reportage.

The speaker made this assertions when a delegation of the newly-inaugurated National Executive Council (NEC) of the IPF paid him a courtesy call at the Assembly Complex on Wednesday.

Speaking during the visit, the IPF President, Comrade Ozobo Austin congratulated Guwor on his elevation as speaker, and commended him for operating open door policy and maintaining high standards of legislative business since his emergence.

Ozobo further appreciated Guwor for his commitment and contributions to the development of Delta State vis-a-vis, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’s MORE Agenda.

The IPF President subsequently appealed for collaboration between the body and the legislature in the state.

In his response, Guwor commended the Ijaw media professionals for finding the need to front for collaboration between the media and the legislature.

The Speaker charged the body to uphold the tenets of journalism vis-a-vis professionalism, objectivity and principles of balanced reportage.

Guwor further assured IPF Executive Council of providing necessary support to enable the body achieve it set golds.

The Speaker was flanked by Hon. Emma Sinebe, member representing Patani Constituency; Hon. Preyor Oboro, member representing Bomadi Constituency; and Hon.Peres Oloye, member representing Burutu II Constituency.

The high point of the meeting was the presentation of gift items from both IPF to the speaker and from speaker to the group.

On the other hand, the IPF delegation included Oyinbi Onduku, Vice President; Tare Magbei, Secretary; Ezekiel Kagbala, Public Relations Officer; Friday Mingo, Treasurer; and Mike Ugedi, Financial Secretary.

Others were Ekpegha Tamaraupreye of South South Daily and Arex Akemotubo of Waffi TV.