Akogun bags Igbomina Merit Award
The Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr Kunle Akogun, has been conferred with the Distinguished Media Profession Award (DMP) by the Omo Ibile Igbomina, the umbrella socio-cultural organisation of the Igbomina people worldwide.
Mr Akogun was one of the several prominent Igbomina sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in their various professions and who have contributed in one way or the other to the development of Igbominaland.
Speaking at the event, which held at Igbomina House, Ganmo, while conferring the award, the National President of the Association, Elder G. Y. Jimoh, said that the award was conferred on the foremost journalist and consummate public relations practitioner in appreciation of his hard work and enterprising nature that have seen him gone far in his chosen career.
In his response, Mr Akogun, who was accompanied to the event by the Station Manager, UNILORIN 89.3 FM, Mr Idris Akintola Ibrahim and the Deputy Editor, UNILORIN BULLETIN, Mr Abubakar Imam, as well as family members nevertheless charged the organisation to consider a way of mobilising the abundant human resources available in Igbominaland, especially its members who are operating in the media space to positively project and promote the cause of the community and its people.
Other prominent Igbomina people who were also conferred with various categories of awards on the occasion included the founder of the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, and Asiwaju of Igbomina-Ekitiland, Chief AbdulRaheem Oladimeji, OFR; a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and pioneer Commissioner for Justice in Kwara State, Chief Peter Olorunnisola; a former Commissioner for Information in Kwara State, Chief Raheem Adedoyin; the General Manager of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Idofian, Mr Abdulwahab Akoshile; the General Manager of The Herald Newspaper, Mr Yomi Adeboye; and a former Chairperson of the Kwara State Chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Hajia Bilqisu Oladimeji ,among several other accomplished professionals.
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