Register Your Members, Ex-Oyo NUJ Chair Urges Tribune, Other Chapels

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Barr. SHarafadeen Abiodun

A former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Oyo State Council, Mr. Gbenga Opadotun on Thursday commended the Nigerian Tribune for its contributions to the national development over the years, just as he urged members of the union in the state to ensure they duly register their members.

Opadotun who reminded journalists in the state to be alive to their responsibility of participating actively in the union activities and more importantly, forthcoming NUJ election in December, said he remained proud of great contributions of Oyo journalists to the growth of the society over the years.

The ex-chairman who spoke while receiving an award of excellence bestowed on him by the Tribune chapel of NUJ, appreciated members of the union in the state for their support during his tenure as the chairman of the state council.

Receiving the award on his behalf, one of the members of his cabinet, Alhaji Ademola Babalola, lauded the present leadership of the union, under the watch of Mr. Chris Iziguzor, saying he has demonstrated leadership notable qualities since he took over the mantle of leadership of the union.

Babalola who was accompanied by membrers of the union from BCOS, NTA, Correspondents’ Chapel, ALGIO, State information, Federal Information and FRCN chapels, preached unity among the members of the union in the state.

He said: “Let me first of all commend the leadership of this union, Tribune Chapel for this honour. As the oldest newspaper in Nigeria, Tribune continues to demonstrate its leadership status in the media world and more importantly, the cause of downtrodden masses.

“I want to use this medium to implore members of our union across chapels in the state to ensure they register. This is a must for us to keep our union moving. We are not campaigning yet but it is a reminder for each and every one of us to be actively involved in positively turning around the fortunes of our union.

“Let us all continue to live in unity regardless of challenges of this life. Our union is a great one. Our job is a noble profession because we are the mirror of the society. We must remain steadfast in this selfless service to humanity. Don’t let us derail from the core value of our profession. Let us all maintain the unity and love among ourselves,” he said.

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