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League of Veteran Journalists returns officers in Kwara

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The National League of Veteran Journalists (NALVEJ) in Kwara State on Wednesday elected new executive to run its affairs for the next three years.

The league unanimously returned its chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Tunde Akanbi for a second term, citing his superlative performance in the first term.

NALVEJ also returned all other members of the immediate past executive and elected three other members into the executive.

Other executive members are: Ola-Olu Ajayi (Vice Chairman), Mudasiru Adewuyi (Secretary), Doyin Christie (Assistant Secretary), Sule Sabi ( Treasurer), Silifat Adeyemi (Financial Secretary, Gbenga Olarinoye (Welfare Officer), Tunde Bello (Auditor), AbdulRahman AbdulMalik (Legal Adviser) and Abdullahi Olesin (Publicity Secretary).

The inauguration of the new executives was witnessed by top government officials and media leaders.

They included the state Commissioner for Communication, Bola Olukoju; the state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), AbdulLateef ‘Lanre Ahmed; state director of National Orientation Agency, Mr Segun Adeyemi; and Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on Religion (Islam), Alhaji Ibrahim Danmaigoro.

Also in attendance were founder of Albarka FM, Alhaji Bashir Adigun; Managing Director of National Pilot newspapers, Alhaji Billy Adedamola; Director of Administration, t Radio Kwara, Mr. Sikiru Azeez; Director of Information in the state Ministry of Communication, Alhaji Gani Atere; and Director of Public Orientation, Alhaji Salah.

The league also used the forum to honour the newly appointed General Managers for Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Kwara), Kwara Television Service (KWTV) and Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation (publisher of The Herald newspapers), Messrs Kayode Aremu, Ayobami Akanbi and Yomi Adeboye respectively.

In his acceptance speech, Akanbi thanked NALVEJ members for the confidence they reposed in him and other members of his team.

He pledged to take the league to greater heights during his second term in office.

The NALVEJ chairman thanked the state governor, AbdulRahaman AbdulRazaq for his tremendous support for both the veteran and young journalists in the state, adding that the choice of indigenous journalists as new general managers for the state-owned media outfits was another testimony of the governor’s love and respect for journalists in the state.

Olukoju called for journalists’ continuous support for the programmes and activities of the state administration.

She said that concerted efforts would be made by her and her team to showcase the governor’s giant strides in all sectors through appropriate communication platforms.

Ahmed, who hailed the governor for his support for the state’s media outfits, solicited for more assistance to the media to enable them perform optimally.

In a goodwill message, Salahu hailed the governor for appointing journalists into public offices in the state.

He thanked the governor for appointing a communication expert, Olukoju as Commissioner for Communication; and tested and experienced professionals as the general managers of the state owned media outfits.

Adigun congratulated Olukoju and the three general managers of the state media outfits on their well deserved appointments.

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