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Ondo NUJ 2023 Press Week Celebration Begins Tomorrow

Nov 25, 2023


…. Akeredolu, Tunji-Ojo, Aiyedatiwa, Olawande, other dignitaries.

***NUJ to honour Ondo HoS, Finance Commissioner, AAUA VC, Rep Adefiranye, others.

Barring any last minute change in plans, all is set for the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council, will begin its 2023 Press Week Celebrations.

In a statement to herald the commencement of the activities, the week-long event is themed: “Place Of The Media In Times Of Socio-Economic Predicaments & Ondo State Politics”.

The terse statement signed by the Chairman of press week committee, Mr. Bolu-Olu Esho and Secretary, Mrs. Omosileola Adesoye- Ajayi, noted that Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who is the Union’s Grand Patron; the State Deputy Governor, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa; the Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo; the Minister of State for Youths, Ayodele Olawande among others will grace the occasion.

“Also expected to grace the occasion includes National Assembly members, state lawmakers, members of the State Executive Council, the state PDP Chairman, Alhaji Fatai Adams and the APC Chairman Chairmen, the traditional rulers including the Deji of Akure Kingdom, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi and the Olumoru of Imoru, Oba Rotimi Obamuwagun and top government functionaries”

“Some Ondo State Indigenes will be honoured by the union with Distinguished Awards of Excellence, while practicing journalists will also be honoured for their professional duties during the year.”

Among those to be honored are: the Head of Service, Ondo State, Pastor Kayode Ogundele; Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Wale Akinterinwa; Vice Chancellor of AAUA,
Prof. Olugbenga Ige; Proprietor of Mummy’s Place Nur & Pry Int’l School, Akure, Dr. (Mrs) Damilola Oshin; MHR from Odigbo/Ileoluji-OkeIgbo, Hon Festus Adefiranye and CEO, Evershine films and travel Nig. Ltd, Mr. Aanuoluwapo Samuel Ijiti.

Reeling out the week-long activities, the Chairman, NUJ Press Week Committee, Bolu-Olu Esho said “the programme will begin on Sunday, 26th November, 2023, with thanks giving at New Covenant Church behind Goodness Event Centre, Agagu road, off Ondo road, Akure.”

“Monday, 27th November 2023, Charity visitation at 10am, free medical outreach for Journalists, Veteran Journalists & their spouses at Alagbaka NUJ Press Centre Clinic, Alagbaka Akure between 9am to 4pm.

“Tuesday, 28th November 2023, opening ceremony/symposium-public lecture/investiture. Lead Speakers: Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele, Hon. Abayomi Sheba, Engr. Adeolu Akinwumi and Barr. Olumuyiwa Adu.”

“Chief host, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State Governor; Chairman of the occasion, the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo and Special Guest, the Minister of State for Youths, Hon. Ayodele Olawande. Host: Ondo state NUJ Chairman, Prince Leke Adegbite”

“Wednesday 28th November 2023, Health walk, children’s party and final of in-door at NUJ Press Centre Akure.

Thursday, 28th November 2023, Jazzz/Asun Night 6pm, Novelty Match @Ondo State Sports Complex, Akure by 1.00pm.

“Friday: Jumat Service @Govt House Mosque, 1pm, Dinner and award nite 3pm at NUJ Press Centre. Saturday, 2nd September, 2023: Hosting of Southwest NUJ Leaders @Press Centre.”


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