NUJ Chairman in the state, Mr Ademola Babalola, in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Ibadan, said that the 30-acre land would accommodate not only journalists but also friends of the media.
“The surveying and the master plan of the 30-acre land, located at Alapako Village on Lagos-Ibadan expressway, was done to accommodate both journalists and friends of the media, including politicians, captains of industry, professionals and a host of others.
“Tagged Legacy Project of the Ademola Babalola-led NUJ leadership in the state, the Journalists’ Estate was conceptualised to host housing estates, recreational facilities, schools, health centre, police station, hospitality havens and a host of others.
“The road networks within the sprawling estate will be named after Gov. Seyi Makinde and four former governors of Oyo State: Sen. Rashidi Ladoja, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, the late Alhaji Lam Adesina and the late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi, among others,” he said.
According Babalola, the groundbreaking ceremony will feature the NUJ 2021 Public Lecture, entitled: “Nigerian Journalists and the Search for National Unity.”
He said that the lecture would be delivered by ThisDay Newspaper Editor, who is also the Vice-President (West) of Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mr Bolaji Adebiyi. (NAN)