Kwara NALVEJ Elects New Executives, Returns VON’s Correspondent As Chairman 

The National League of Veteran Journalists (NALVEJ) in Kwara State on Wednesday elected new executives that will run its affairs for the next three years, while returning Alh. Mohammed Tunde Akanbi, who is Voice of Nigeria’s correspondent in Kwara State, as the league’s chairman for a second term of office.
 Also returned were all other members of the immediate past Executive while three new  others were elected.
The inauguration of the new executives was witnessed by top government officials and media gurus.
Those who graced the colourful event included the State Commisioner for Communication, Bola Olukoju; the State Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), AbdulLateef ‘Lanre Ahmed; State Director of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Segun Adeyemi; and Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Religion (Islam), Alhaji Ibrahim Danmaigoro.
Other media gurus in attendance were the founder of Albarka FM and a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Alh. Bashir Adigun; the Managing Director of National Pilot Newspapers, Alh. Billy Adedamola; the Director of Administration, Radio Kwara, Mr Sikiru Azeez; the Director of Information, Ministry of Communication, Alh. Gani Atere; and the Director of Public Orientation in the Ministry, Alh. Jimoh Salawu.
The league also used the forum to honour the newly appointed General Managers of the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Kwara), Kwara Television Service (KWTV) and the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation, publishers of The Herald newspapers: Messrs Kayode Aremu, Ayobami Akanbi and Yomi Adeboye respectively.
In his acceptance speech, Alhaji Akanbi thanked NALVEJ members for the confidence reposed in him and other members of his team.
He pledged to take the league to greater heights during his second term of office.
The NALVEJ chairman thanked the State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his tremendous support for both the veteran and young journalists in the State, adding that the selection of indigenous journalists as new general managers for the State-owned media outfits was another testimony of the governor’s love and respect for journalists in the State.
In her remarks, the Commissioner for Communications, Bola Olukoju, called for journalists’ continuous support for the programmes and activities of the Governor AbdulRazaq-led administration.
Olukoju said concerted efforts would be made by her and her team to showcase the governor’s giant strides in all sectors through appropriate communication platforms.
Other members of NALVEJ executives are Ola-Olu Ajayi (vice chairman), Mudasiru Adewuyi (secretary), Doyin Christie (Asst. secretary), Sule Sabi (treasurer), Silifat Adeyemi (financial secretary), Gbenga Olarinoye (welfare officer), Tunde Bello (auditor), AbdulRahman AbdulMalik (legal adviser) and Abdullahi Olesin (publicity secretary).
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