'NUJ Awards Dedicated To Governor Abiodun' - Agric Commissioner, Odedina - NATIONAL TRUMPET


Sunday, December 13, 2020

'NUJ Awards Dedicated To Governor Abiodun' - Agric Commissioner, Odedina

Dr. Adeola Odedina, Ogun State Commissioner for Agriculture has dedicated the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Information Chapel ‘Commissioner of the Year’ Award to the extraordinary leadership of Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun.

The award was in recognition of Dr. Odedina contribution to the ‘Building Our Future Together’ Agenda of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led administration in Ogun State.

The award ceremony held during the NUJ Information Chapel Dinner/Award Night on Friday, December 11th, 2020. at OK Events Centre, GRA, Abeokuta, Ogun State, as part of events commemorating the 2020 Press Week.

This award makes it third within a week having been honoured with double awards of Meritorious Award of Excellence in Agriculture, and Best Attitude in Media Relations at the 29 years Anniversary and Celebration of Outstanding Achievers in Ogun State of the Prestige Newspaper held at NUJ secretariat, Abeokuta, last Sunday, December 7th, 2020.

Presenting the award to the Commissioner, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Shuab Salis, disclosed that he was not surprised at the choice of Odedina for the honour as there were visible milestone in the ministry of agriculture for all to see.

“I urge you to continue the good work even as we extend the dividends of democracy to the nooks and crannies of our dear State”, he said.

The chief of staff thanked the governor for spearheading laudable agricultural programmes that has distinguished the state, calling for more support from stakeholders in the ‘Building Our Future Together’ mantra.

He appreciated Information Officers for their tireless efforts at projecting the activities of the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration, charging them to sustain the momentum.

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Odedina appreciated the governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Executive Council Members as well as the Agric Team 2020 of his ministry, saying all the ministry achieved was due to their unalloyed support and cooperation.

The elated commissioner also dedicated the award to State Executive Council members, national and international development partners, and media organizations.

While appreciating the NUJ, Information Chapel for the award, Odedina promised to continue the good work saying, the award will definitely spur him to do more.

Speaking earlier, Chairman, NUJ Information Chapel, Comrade Wale Olanrewaju, said the choice of Odedina for the award cannot be contested, urging his members to redouble effort at projecting the programmes and activities of the present administration.

Other awardees included, the Commissioner for Special Duties and intergovernmental affairs, Barrister Femi Ogunbanwo, Most Media Friendly Commissioner; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abiodun Awere was honoured with a Meritorious Award.

Femi Osipitan won Most Outstanding Information Officer (Male) and Waliat Odemakin emerged Most Outstanding Information Officer (Female).

Other awards were the best Unit (Print) which was won by OGIS, while the best Unit (Broadcast) was won by Ogun State Review, there were financial rewards of individual and unit awards courtesy of the chief of staff.

Dignitaries at the event include the state Commissioners and other members of the State Executive Council, State Permanent Secretaries, Directors of the ministry of agriculture and other ministries, among others.


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