By Ahmed Ajikobi
Journalists have been charged to hone their skills in writing and publishing of books in order to consistently share information and experience with the public.
Speaking at Mandate Hall, Radio Kwara during a book launch; ‘Women are the same’ authored by National Pilot reporter, Mike Adeyemi, a lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Caleb University, Lagos State, the reviewer, Abiodun Oyeleye, said journalists must cultivate the habit of writing and publishing books as a means of sharing their encounters and information with the society.
According to him, such publication could help shapen the future of many Nigerians if well channelled.
He described the book title as emphatic, assertive and daring.
He said, “The author did not focus only on what a would-be first reader of the title would think. No, it is not mainly about the negative side, the foibles of our women, which commonly make men to lament. ”
In her remarks, the Chairman of the occasion, who is also the Secretary General of Offa Descendants Union, Hajia Atinuke McCarthy described women as being perfect in all aspect of appearance but endowed with different qualities.
She added that; “Environment, religion, acceptability of challenges when they present themselves, genetic make-up and in-built endowment differentiates the women.”
According to her, women are hardworking creatures capable of playing more than two roles in her entire life time.
Speaking, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Yusuf Olaolu Ali appreciated the author for coming up with such idea even as he urged everyone to have a copy of the publication in their library.
Ali, who was represented by Mallam Yakub Garuba, said the book is not only targeted at couples but also bachelors and spinsters.
Among the dignitaries present were; the former special adviser on Political Matters to former Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Sulyman Olokoba and the Acting Editor of National Pilot newspaper, Mrs Joke Adeniyi-Jackson.