By Sodiq Lawal
The Lowa Adimula of Ile Ife, Oba Adeyeye Adekola has charged media practitioners to be truthfulness in order to build a crucial pillar for the profession.
The Lowa Adimula disclosed this recently when some Journalists from Crown FM Eleyele Ile- Ife visited the palace on tourism.
He implored the media to be crusaders for the disadvantaged in society, the poor, and the voiceless, and to also pursue justice and truth.
He added that given the fact that every influential association or group has an agenda; the press should also be truthful and be clear regarding its world view and agenda.
“In a market-place of contending, oftentimes conflicting and contentious world views opinions and agendas, in a context where the powerful will seek to control and unduly influence the society for their self-serving ends, what of the press itself?” he asked.
He warned the media, government and other powerful groups not to use their positions to exploit the weak and to “fatten our coffers”.
“We must never use our position of power, or wealth or comparative advantage or dominant position in the marketplace or position of authority, whether it be Government or otherwise, to exploit others, and in particularly the poor, the weak, and the vulnerable”