Progressives e-Group (the number one online good governance media team in State and online publicity arm of Osun APC) recorded another first as it held social media retreat for its members and other social media groups in the state of Osun in order to sharpen their horizon on new trends in social media news gathering, online reporting and information management for objective online engagement and street credibility.
At the event, the group also honoured the immediate past Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Najeem Folasayo Salaam for his sterling performance in office, undiluted support to the group and contributions to the growth and development of Osun throughout his eight years as number three citizen of the state which was both legendary and exemplary.
The Coordinator of the group, Mr. Abiona Wahab Abiodun while giving his opening remarks thanked all the invited guests for honouring the group invitation especially other social media groups in the state. He gave reasons why the retreat was put in place and rationale behind celebration of Dr. Najeem Salaam. He reiterated the need for all social media groups in Osun to work together to support the present government headed by Gov. Gboyega Oyetola. Highlights of the occasion were; lecture series, tributes, presentation of award and gift to Rt. Hon. Dr. Najeem Folasayo Salaam popularly called Iwaloye and traditional drum display by Oranmiyan Band to the admiration of all.
The event attracted significant stakeholders in the state of Osun like; Rt. Hon. Najeem Folasayo Salaam, Hon. Maroof Olanrewaju Larry J (Majority Leader, Osun House of Assembly), Hon. Tunde Olatunji (Chief Whip, Osun House of Assembly), Hon. Gbenga Ogunkanmi (Deputy Chief Whip of Osun House of Assembly), Hon. Lani Baderinwa (Supervisor for Ministry of Information and Strategy), Barr. Kolapo Alimi (Former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs), Mr. Sola Fasure (former S.A to Governor Rauf Aregbesola), Barr. Adetoyese, Mr. Kehinde Ayantunji (NUJ Chairman, Osun State Chapter) member among others.