NUJ Honours Gov. Yahaya Bello with Torchbearer of Security Award
The Nigerian Union of Journalists has recognised Yahaya Bello, the executive Governor of Kogi State with the Torchbearer of Security, Award.
Presenting the award on Saturday May 29, 2021, at the Kogi State Liaison House, Asokoro Abuja, the Chairman of the NUJ, FCT Council, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche, noted that it was important to reward diligence to duty as a means of encouraging good works, motivate and to spur the recipient into doing even more.
Ogbeche stated that Governor Bello was well deserving of the award bestowed upon him by his union.
He noted that Bello has been singled out in the past, by various bodies, for his good works in the area of security and by non the less the Nigerian Police Force.
In his address, he said:
“It will be recalled that on February 7, 2017, that the Nigerian Police Force, recognised your impressive performance and bestowed on you the best performing governor in security, 2016.
“Since then you have not looked back, you have remained consistent, forward looking, resilient and coherent in your security strategy.
“At a time like this when Police Stations, INEC offices are being set ablaze, when cultists, kidnappers, murderers, rapists are on the prowl, Kogi State and its borders have remained largely untouched.” Ogbeche pointed out.
Continuing, he stated that the award of Torchbearer of Security by the NUJ, FCT Council, “is to say loudly and with clarity that because you have performed and because we want you to do better, to continue to ensure Kogi State and its boundaries are safe not just for Kogi citizens, but for all of us that happen to pass through that way, to be confident that a state that was once ravaged by insecurity, is now secure.
“With this award, we are saying you have done better than what you met and to encourage you to improve on what you have been able to achieve.” He concluded.
Governor Yahaya Bello who was unavoidably absent was represented by his Chief of Staff, Abdulkareem Asuku Jamiu.
In his remark, Jamiu explained that the Governor Bello sent his best wishes but could not attend the very important event because one of his media aides had a very serious motor accident on his way back to Kogi after an official assignment in Abuja.
He disclosed that the aide,
Abdulkareem Haruna, who is an arrow head in the governor’s team had the unfortunate accident in Zuba on the outskirts of Abuja and Governor Bello who himself had fixed the appointment with the NUJ, had to immediately cancel all appointments on that day to attend to the urgent medical situation of his aide.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Governor, the CSO relayed the governor’s unreserved apology.
In his response after receiving the award, Jamiu, on behalf of Governor Bello, thanked the NUJ, Abuja Council for the gesture.
He said: “I sincerely appreciate this great recognition. It is one thing to achieve and another to be recognised, not just for anything else but for peace of the people of Nigeria.
“It is a great honour to be recognised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists because whatever anyone is doing, it is under your Umbrella that it can be projected for recognition.
“To deem it fit to recognise the achievement of His Excellency, is a big achievement, we want to encourage you to keep doing what you are doing to help secure our nation.
“Security of the nation is the responsibility of the leader but information is power because whatever information you are putting out there is what will shape the security of the nation”.
Jamiu stressed the fact that national security cannot be achieved without the media, stating that nobody is happy with the way things are now.
Meet Engr. Dr. Funmiayinke Waheed Adekojo, The New Reality Speaker On Women And Leadership
Popular inspirational musician and philanthropist, Engr. Dr. Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo has launched a new career as a new reality speaker on women and leadership.
This is coming a few months after she announced her resignation from philanthropic acts after twenty active years of humanitarian services.
In our world today, it is a known fact that leadership is not an easy task to come by, several things are involved in it and as one who has led organizations for years successfully, Funmi Ayinke has taken it upon herself to raise standard leaders with the newly launched career.
In some of her previous engagements, she taught tips on how to raise leadership skills for the betterment of an employee and the employer. According to her, She will be sharing her story and how she overcame challenges being a leader in her different establishments in order to empower others with leadership skills.
‘’ This is a practical and evidence-based account of my life which provides guidance to both the employees and employers on how to tackle a number of challenges that workforces are facing today including recruitment, retention, motivation and empowerment. It addresses current challenges in leadership and proposes realistic solutions for leaders to take action on today’s challenges.’’
Funmi Ayinke highlighted the role of good leadership in organizations and how successful entrepreneurs ought to be armed to the teeth with efficient leadership skills in relating with their employees especially in times of crisis.
‘’Leadership is defined as the ability to influence, motivate and inspire others. This talk discusses the keys to building a strong leadership presence, including: Demonstrating your values in the workplace; Updating your talents and skills; Showing that you are a good listener; Mentoring others; Showing respect for people of all backgrounds; Demonstrating commitment, plus much more!’’
‘’Successful entrepreneurs will always be informed of how their employees and their particular situation perceive their leadership style. This doesn’t mean that an entrepreneur always has to be leading, it means that they have to understand the importance of non-verbal communication and remember that no one person can effectively rule an entire company all on their own. The most efficient leaders in our field are those who know how to lead their team through a crisis effectively but also learn how to keep their employees fulfilled and happy while doing so.’’
To contact Engr. Dr. Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo, Send an email via firstname.lastname@example.org
Gov Abiodun Honours Adron Homes GMD Aare Adetola Emmanuelking For His Unrelenting Efforts To Promote Peace In Ogun
The executive governor of Ogun state, His Excellency Prince Dapo Abiodun mfr. has honoured Aare Adetola Olaniyi EmmanuelKing, The Group Managing Director, Adron Homes and Properties for his unrlenting efforts to improve security architecture in Nigeria.
Gov Abiodun presented the awards to Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing during Nigeria Police Retreat held in the state to appreciate his kind gesture to his immediate environment and to charge others to participate in the uplifting and development of Ogun state.
The Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba was ably represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, IGP in charge of Zone 2 Onikan alongside the commissioner of police in Ogun, CP Lanre Bankole.
Meanwhile, Aare Adetola Emmanuelking in 2020 through Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC donated patrol vehicles to the police in Zone 2 Onikan, PCRC and divisional stations in Ilisan area to assist their movement towards quality service delivery.
Governor Abiodun described Aare Adetola Olaniyi EmmanuelKing as a rare breed in the country, saying it is not common among the rich people to support the Nigeria Police Force individually, through building of modern police station with sophisticated equipment to meet international standard.
He charged well meaning Nigerians to emulate Aare Adetola EmmanuelKing by contributing immensely towards the growth and development of Nigeria.
IBIJOKE SANWOOLU TABLE TENNIS FINAL TO HOLD DECEMBER 3
IBIJOKE SANWOOLU TABLE TENNIS FINAL TO HOLD DECEMBER 3
Sahara Weekly Reports That The final match of the Ibijoke Sanwoolu Street Table Tennis Challenge will come up this Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the council hall of the Igando/ Idimu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
The table tennis tournament which kicked off on Friday, November 18, 2022 had players drawn from Alimosho area squaring up against themselves to determine the champion that will go on to represent the area in the state championship slated for the first quarter of 2023.
In the final match of the competition, Omotoyinbo Tolulope will be battling Joseph Jesubomi popularly called Atorise by his teeming supporters. While Tolulope had to go through a hard fought fixture against Raimi Saka, Atorise emerged winner in his semi final fixture by defeating Ameen Mustapha in straight sets.
The semi final matches had in attendance the chairman of Igando/ Idimu LCDA, Comrade Ayinde Akinsanya and the leader of the house in the council, Hon. Prince Dauda Gbadamosi along with other executive committee members of the council as well as the supporters of the players.
The final match, scheduled for 12pm on Saturday is expected to witness a large turnout of the supporters of the two gladiators who are pitched against each other for the ultimate honor in the game of table tennis in their zone.
The Ibijoke Sanwoolu Street Table Tennis Challenge is a competition being initiated to return the glory days of table tennis to Lagos and to discover and nurture the large number of talents we have in our great state.
The competition is being supported by Peace ANYIAM-Osigwe’s Africa Film Academy, Rite Foods, Tecno Phones and some private individuals who have deep interest in the game of table tennis. According to the co-coordinator of the initiative, Mr. Victor Ganzallo, the next stop for the competition is Eti-Osa Local Government, and will be powered by King Saheed Elegushi Foundation.
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