NUJ To Honour Amosun, FUNAAB VC, 7 Others With Icon Awards


ABEOKUTA – Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun alongside the Vice-chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor Felix Kolawole Salako will next week be recipients of Ogun NUJ annual Award.

The State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun will be conferred with “Icon of Modern Democracy” in respects of the Governor’s achievements in the infrastructural development of the State within his eight years of governance, while the FUNAAB VC will be honoured for his enduring legacy in restoring peace in the campus and for his interest in the growth of journalism in Nigeria.

According to a press release signed by the State Council Chairman and Secretary, Comrade Wole Shokunbi and Soji Amosun respectively, three past executive members of the state Council, Messrs Kola Adepoju, Seun Abati and Biodun Bello will be recognized as Ambassadors of the Union as a reward of diligency, good records and growth in their careers.

FUNAAB VC, Felix Salako

“The Union decided to honour Governor Amosun because of his unpredidented achievements in the last eight years in the area of infrastructural development, environment, security and road construction”.

Also to be honoured is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta FUNAAB, Professor Felix Kolawole Salako. The don is honoured because of bringing an enduring lasting peace to the campus and his interest in the growth development of media industry in the state.

Others to be honoured include Dr. Abdullahi Azeez, Executive Director NNPC; Mrs Anike Ojuolape Azeez; Alhaji Ibraheem Olaniyan, Chairman PCRC, Ogun State; Mrs Oluwatoyin Egbesola NIPOST Abuja.

“They are being honoured because of their services to humanity, empowerment of Women and children in the society and interest in the development of pen profession”.

The annual press week kicks off with the Jumat Service on Friday, Thanksgiving on Sunday while the opening holds next Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 at the NUJ Secretariat, Oke-ilewo at 10:00 am to be declared open by the State Governor and grand patron of Ogun NUJ, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

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