The Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has felicitated with the new Chairman of the Kwara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Umar Abdulwahab and members of the State Working Committee (SWC) of the union.
Abdulkareem described the emergence of the new council chairman as” well-deserved”, given his antecedents of meritorious service to the union and journalism profession.
This was contained in a congratulatory letter addressed to the council Chairman and signed by the Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr Kunle Akogun on behalf of the Vice Chancellor.
The VC said he was confident that the election of the new excos would bring about mutually beneficial relationship between media practitioners in the state and the University of Ilorin.
The letter reads in part: “The Vice- Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, hereby felicitate with you and other members of the State Working Committee (SWC) and other members the Kwara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on your recent election.
“Your election is well-deserved, given your antecedents of meritorious service to the union in particular and the profession of journalism in general.
“I am confident that your election will bring about closer and more mutually beneficial relationship between media practitioners in the state and the University of Ilorin.”
The VC urged the new chairman to sustain and build on the sterling achievements of his predecessors even as he wished him a successful tenure in office.
In a related development, the National Association of League of Veteran Journalists NALVEJ, Kwara State Chapter and Ridwanullahi Islamic Society of Nigeria have congratulated the new NUJ Chairman and other executives.
State Chairman of NALVEJ, Rev. Samuel Akindele who led other members on a courtesy call on the Chairman at the NUJ Press centre, urged him to always consult widely before taking decisions in order to achieve positive results.
Similarly, RISEN in its letter signed by Secretary, Board of Trustees, (BoT) , Mallam Abdulganiyu Kola on behalf of the BoT Chairman, Justice S.O. Muhammed, grand patron Alhaji Yusuf Muhammad Nuhu and founder, Alhaji Abdulrahman Odore, prayed for a successful tenure of the new SWC.