By Seyi Babalola
The Nigerian Union of Journalists, under the leadership of Chief Chris Isiguzo, its national president, will confer Media Icon awards on some highly revered seasoned journalists on Thursday, December 7th 2023 in Ikeja Lagos.
Top on the list are former Director General National Broadcasting Commission Dr Danladi Bako, renowned communication scholar and University of Lagos lecturer, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye.
Also to be honoured is the Group Managing Director, Daar Communications, Ezomo Tony Akiotu as well as Chief Henry Odukomaiya, former founding managing director of numerous national dailies, amongst others.
In a letter to the recipients signed by Otunba Gbenga Onayiga, Chairman Organising Committee and former Director Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, the Nigerian Union of Journalists celebrated in glowing tributes the awardees as Media Icons and role models, espousing their contributions to the growth of the Media industry (print and electronic) in Nigeria and internationally especially during the challenging period of military rule.
The Union refers to this recognition as that of a lifetime achievement for them individually and collectively, promising guests of putting up a befitting ceremony to celebrate these icons and veterans.