BY BUKOLA BARDI & OYE AGUNBIADE
Isaac Afolabi of Radio Nigeria Positive Fm Akure has emerged ONDO NUJ SPORTS REPORTER OF THE YEAR.
Afolabi who doubles as sports reporter and presenter won in the BROADCAST CATEGORY.
The award was presented to him at the DINNER AND AWARD NITE of the Ondo State council of the Nigeria Union Of Journalists 2020 PRESS WEEK, held at the Press Centre, Adegbemile Akure.S
SOLA ILESANMI of OSRC also bagged the award of INVESTIGATIVE BROADCAST JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR.
Outside the pen profession, some distinguished Nigerians were also honoured at the event.
Among them were, Ondo State Head of Service, Mr Dare Aragbaiye who bagged the award of DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR and Mr Femi Idris, LONG TERM CHAMPION OF GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT.
Other recipients were NULGE president, Ondo State, Comrade Taiwo Bola, Mrs Rhoda Makinde, Mrs Jumoke Abegunde, Mrs olubunmi Ademosu and Mr Tolu Adegbie.
Speaking on the importance of the award night, Ondo NuJ Chairman, Mr Tona Aderoboye who was full of happiness explained that the recipients were honoured for their outstanding performances in their careers.
Mr Aderoboye hinged the decision to hold this year’s Press week on the fact that no journalist was lost to the crises that characterized the year, especially covid 19 pandemic and Endsars protest.
Giving his scorecard on journalists in the state in the last one year the Commisioner for information and orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo said the pen profession had done excellently in events coverage and information management across board..
The fun filled event with entertainment and cultural display at its peak had Notable dignitaries in attendance including a former Ondo SSG Mr Ifedayo Abegunde, NUJ vice president B Zone comrade cosmas Oni, General manager, Radio Nigeria positive FM, Mr Tunde Abiodun and that of Crest FM Akure, Mr Adeolu Gboyega.