Frontline human rights activist in Nigeria, Dr. (Mrs) Joe Okei Odumakin, and other high profile citizens of Delta state are expected to grace the press week packaged together by the Delta state council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Chairman of the state NUJ, Comrade Mike Ikeogwu, flanked by other state executive members of the union, on Wednesday, told journalists in Asaba that the state council has packaged a weeklong programme for members of the Nuj and the general public resident in the Delta state capital.
According to Ikeogwu, the programme will commence on Thursday with a sensitization campaign to media houses in Delta with visit to members who are sick or have other challenges in the state forming the activity for Friday, day two.
Ikeogwu also said on Monday, December 11, the NUJ members will play a novelty match with members of the Parliamentarian Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), the crop of staff from the state house of assembly at the squash club at the Delta government house.
He said the grand finale of the event will hold on Tuesday, December 12 with an opening ceremony to be presided by the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa while a lecture on the ‘Role of the press in managing lessons of recession for a wealthier Delta state’ will be delivered by Dr. Joe Okei Odumakin.
Odumakin, who is based in Lagos, has been a voice in the war against corruption and founder of women arise, has also been involved in campaigning for good governance in Nigeria.
He said the event will feature other important personalities in the state which include the state deputy governor, Kingsley Otuaro as Guest of Honour, Speaker of the Delta state house of assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori and secretary to the Delta state government, Ovie Festus Agas, as special guests of honour.
He further said the Delta state commissioner for information, Patrick Ukah, and the national president of NUJ, Waheed Odusile, will be chief hosts while the state chairman, Mike Ikeogwu, will serve as host of the events.
He said Chike Ogeah, former commissioner for information in Delta state, will be chairman of the event.