As a result of his commitment to the development of society and several positive interventions to all kinds of people, the Nigeria Union of Journalists has bestowed Excellence award on, Alhaji Abdulfatai Kolawole, immediate past permanent secretary of Osun State universal basic education board (SUBEB).
The top education echelon was honoured today along with eminent personalities which included Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the annual programme of the local government information chapel held at the state secretariat, Abere, the state capital.
While presenting the award to Oluomo of Modakeke, Ambassador Yemi Faronbi lauded his personality and contributions to mankind.
Speaking with newsmen immediately after his conferment, Kolawole described the award as a testimony to his unwavering commitment to the development of people and society.
He noted that the honour accorded him by the men of the fourth estate is a call to double his effort and assured the union that he will continue to do more and more.
In his words, Kolawole said, “let me begin by congratulating the leadership of this noble union for the spirited effort put in place to organize this laudable event, it is a clear indication of your commitment to building a virile information chapel and evidence of cooperation among members of the organization”
“I must acknowledge the respect accorded me by members and leadership of this chapel and also thank you most sincerely for considering me as one of your awardees today”
“When I was communicated by the leadership of the chapel on their resolve to bestow an award on my person and informed me of other important personalities billed to be honoured including our Excellency, Governor Gboyega Oyetola, our mama, the world renowned, Prophetess Abimbola Ajayi, I consider this rare privilege to be honored along with these distinguished personalities”
“While this Award of Excellence is yet another testimony to our unwavering commitment to the development of our people and society, it is also a call for more conscious effort going forward. I want to assure you all and the distinguished audience that we will continue to be doing more and more”
“Nigeria Union of Journalists, Local Government Information Chapter is an important entity and indispensable tool towards achieving all-inclusive development at the grassroots”
“You are agents of change and drivers of development to the local people, I enjoin you to continue to deliver these important responsibilities precedence has placed in your custody”
“For emphasis, you must stay alert with happenings within your localities as we all know that every crime is being committed within a community, you must be security conscious and escalate to necessary community stakeholders and security agencies for timely and necessary action”
“Once again, I thank the leadership of this chapel for the honour, and I thank our friends from near and far for your presence on this occasion”, the statement concluded.
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