President of the National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE, Femi Oyewale, has been honoured with a leadership Award in Lagos.
The award which recognizes Oyewale as a “Prudent Union Leader and Communicator Par Excellence,” came on the stable of Apex Media Group, publishers of Apex magazine on the occasion of its 2021 awards and unveiling of the magazine.
Justifying the honour, Founder of Apex Media, Chukwudi Timothy, noted that the NAOSRE President and other awardees “have demonstrated positive leadership traits that are manifesting in the art and science of rebuilding Nigeria.”
He explained that the philosophical view points and administrative competence of Oyewale have endeared NASORE to policy makers who have endorsed the online Media Association as an integral partner in national development. Chukwudi called for concerted efforts among leaders and stakeholders to earn Nigeria its right of place in global reckoning.
Chief Superintendent of Police and former Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Idimu Police Station, Emmanuel Onah, who lauded Chukwudi’s professionalism and media ethical standards, however decried the unprofessional conduct of some journalists and human rights activists.
“Some journalists and human rights activists think they know more than everyone, they feel police officers are not educated and that could be irritating most times,” he stated.
Responding, Oyewale appreciated the management and editorial board of Apex Media Group for the honour accorded him. He advised Apex media not to relent in its efforts at deepening constitutional democracy and fiscal federalism as the basis for sustainable development and lifting the masses out of poverty.
The NAOSRE president, also advised Chief Superintendent Onah not to despise the media as a senior security personnel working in the interest of every Nigerian citizen adding that Nigeria is witnessing a period classified as one of the most trying in its history which does not support reservations about the altruistic tendencies of media practitioners.
President of NAOSRE, Femi Oyewale
In his words: “I listened to the great testimonies here about you, everyone here who has said something today has something good about you to say. I respect your maturity, objectivity and sagacity, all of which you have placed at the disposal of your security functions as a DPO. I urge you to keep the spirit.”
“You are right about the over bearing tendencies of some of us but the fourth estate of the realm, imperfect though it may be seen, is still playing its role as a foremost democratic institution, therefore, on behalf of those that may have offended you, I plead on their behalf for forgiveness.” Oyewale said.