Commissioner advises journalists to document past experiences

Lagos, Dec. 15, 2017 (TNE) The Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, on Friday, advised journalists and writers to develop the attitude of documenting their long-time experiences.

Ayorinde gave this advice in Lagos on the sideline of a book launch, written by a popular society writer and THISDAY Newspaper columnist, Mr Lanre Alfred.

The book is entitled, “The Titans: Amazing Exploits of Nigeria’s Greatest Achievers’’.

He said that documenting what has happened in the past years can spring up opportunities for the writer later in the future.

“It is good to capture every moment and document different aspects of our life and journalism.

“Let us begin to document all that we know about our past especially, our experiences in journalism; this will be useful for the upcoming journalists and everyone as a whole,” he said.

Ayorinde identified the writer as a very humble, hard working journalist, who has laid a good example for others.

The journalist revealed that the book, a product of painstaking research, mirrored the outstanding resilience and perseverance of outstanding Nigerians in their contributions to development.

The book, Alfred said, detailed the matchless and valuable contributions to the socio-economic development of Nigeria by individuals, who turned ideas into industry and attained in the process, remarkable prosperity.

Some of the chapters in the book include: The Forbears, Their Imperial Majesties, Like Burnished Stones, Thrill Merchants and Gods of Industry among others.

“Essentially, I have documented in prose and pictures, the inspiring exploits and attainments of Nigeria’s finest breed of magnates, politicians, scientists, academics, technocrats and entertainers.

“They are transforming the world and inspiring others to do likewise,” the author said.

The Titans is the fifth of Alfred’s books that chronicles the exploits and attainments of Nigerians in different fields of endeavour.


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