Kwara state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has concluded arrangements to bestow a distinguished award of excellence on the state governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, as part of its 2022 Press Week celebration.
According to a statement signed by the chairman of the NUJ Press Week committee, Mallam Abdulazeez Arowona, the governor would be presented with Most Gender Friendly Governor during the three-day celebration, “for his unwavering and recognition for women in the state as well as appointment of females as members of the State Executive Council, among others”.
The statement, which said that activities to commence the 2022 annual Press Week celebration will kick off on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, added that the celebration aims at further strengthening the bond of unity and welfare of members as well as reward sterling performance of outstanding personalities in the society.
The first event of the Week celebration would be medical check up among NUJ members, adding that the activity would be carried out by medical experts from the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) at the Press Centre, opposite St. Anthony’s Secondary School, Ilorin by 10:00 am.
Other programmes of the Week celebration, according to the statement would include a novelty football match between members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at the Kwara Football Academy (KFA) pitch by 4:00 pm on same Wednesday.
It also said that a public lecture/ground breaking of the NUJ mini library would hold on Thursday, October 6, 2022 by 10:00 am, adding that the lecture to be delivered by Professor Adeshina Lukman Azeez, Dean Faculty of Communication and Information Science, University of Ilorin, is titled, “2023 Polls: Effective Media Coverage Amidst Insecurity”
The Royal Father Of The Day is His Royal Highness, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim Bologi II, Etsu Patigi.
The grand finale of the celebration is the Award/Dinner night at the Kwara State Banquet Hall, opposite Government House, Ilorin on Friday, October 7, 2022 by 6:30 pm
“Special Guest of Honour of the event is the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, while the Chairman of the occasion is the Vice Chancellor of the Kwara State University, (KWASU), Malete, Professor Mohammed Akanbi (SAN).
The Chairperson of the event is
Hajia Dr. Asiata Ayinke Saka, CEO NUFAT Foundation and the Royal father of the day is His Royal Majesty Oba (Pharmacist) Ajibola Ademola Julius, Olusin of Ijara-Isin.
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