ABEOKUTA – Former Governor of Ogun State and former Managing Director of the defunct Daily Times Newspaper, Chief Olusegun Osoba has volunteered to lecture at the department of Mass Communication, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Osoba disclosed this on Monday at the 160years celebration of journalism practice in Nigeria held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The former governor who spoke on the theme, “Re-inventing the practice of journalism in Nigeria with emphasis on the influence of Social Media”, bemoaned the young lecturers for preventing veterans in journalism profession from impacting their knowledge on the young professionals.
He attributed the falling standard of journalism in Nigeria to poor remuneration of journalists, saying “it is unpardonable, it is unforgivable that employers should owe salaries. It is an offence unto God and even man”.
He noted that MAPOLY remains one of the best institutions that offer mass communication, saying he would be available anytime the institution deem it fit to call on him to impact on young professionals.
“One of the challenges we have in journalism industry today is churning out of half baked graduates from our higher institutions.
“The young lecturers are shutting the door against some of the professionals who have decades of field experience. The young graduates need practical experience to excel in this profession.
“Look at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, it’s one of the best institutions we have today. I can lecture in MAPOLY for free of charge if I’m invited.”