OGUN NUJ LEADERSHIP CRISIS: A SQUABBLE TAKEN TOO FAR AND BEGGING FOR ELDERS INTERVENTION~NEWSEXTRA - News Extra Online

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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

OGUN NUJ LEADERSHIP CRISIS: A SQUABBLE TAKEN TOO FAR AND BEGGING FOR ELDERS INTERVENTION~NEWSEXTRA




The festering leadership crisis rocking my immediate professional constituency,NUJ, Ogun State Council is becoming shameful and least expected of the noble 'Fourth Estate of The Realm' that is saddled with the responsibility of mirroring,watchdogging and correcting the offensive ills in our society.

This is one crisis since i joined Ogun NUJ in 1998 that is dragging too long.Here we are in 2021 still muscle- flexing over unhealthy leadership rivalry that we should have dismissed with a wave of 'family of affair' into the dungeon of abyss of history,reconciled amicably and bounced back stronger to forster a fledging robust rapport which aimed at calming and soothing frayed nerves.

The poser that has been recurring to me like a decimal is for crying out loud can't we settle this internal crisis out of court?

What is there in NUJ chairmanship based on my experience (as former Chairman of the Correspondents' Chapel which argueably is the most virile and vibrant arm of NUJ) and as former Treasurer of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria(SWAN) another strong organ of NUJ that we can't sheath our swords instead of making the contest a do or die affair.

Suffice to humbly plead passionately with the following influencers in NUJ who are our pillars and veterans to kindly wade into this crisis and laid it to 'eternal rest in peace' and not in pieces once and for all:

1.HIS EXCELLENCY, FORMER GOVERNOR OF OGUN STATE,AKINROGUN OLUSEGUN OSOBA,THE ICON AND DOYEN OF JOURNALISM.

2.PRESIDENT ,NIGERIAN UNION OF JOURNALISTS(NUJ)

3.ALHAJI WAHEED ODUSILE, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF NUJ AND COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION AND STRATEGY,OGUN STATE.

4.CHIEF(MRS) IYALODE ALABA LAWSON, MATRON (NUJ) OGUN STATE COUNCIL.

5.THE MEDIA SAVVY AND FRIENDLY  PROF.FELIX KOLAWOLE SALAKO, PATRON OGUN NUJ.

6.VETERAN EDDY AINA,FORMER TOPSHOT OF NBC NOW GM,SWEET FM.

7.VETERAN BARR.DEMOLA BADEJO, FORMER CHAIRMAN,NUJ OGUN STATE COUNCIL  AND RETIRED PERM' SECRETARY.

8.DEACONESS DOYIN OGUNBIYI, VETERAN BROADCASTER AND THREE TIMES COMMISSIONER IN OGUN STATE.

9.PRINCE TOYIN GBADEBO a.k.a GBADE, VETERAN AND RETIRED MEDIA EXECUTIVE OF OGBC FAME.

10.ALH DEMOLA OLADOSU,VETERAN BROADCASTER (Rtd) OF NTA FAME.

11.ALHAJI LAI LABODE a.k.a LABOD VETERAN MEDIA EXECUTIVE(Rtd) of OGBC FAME.

12.MR FESTUS KEHINDE,GM OGTV

13.MRS TOYIN SOGBESAN,GM OGTV AND OTHER PEACE LOVING ELDERS OF OUR GREAT UNION.

14.DR GOKE RAUF, RENOWNED MASS COMMUNICATION LECTURER OF MAPOLY FAME

15.VETERAN GBENGA GBESAN OF NTA FAME.

MAY I HUMBLY CALL ON THE DUO OF VETERAN NUJ MEMBER AND MY FORMER CHAIRMEN OF NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS( NIPR) OGUN STATE CHAPTER MESSRS BIMBO ALAGBE AND TOPE ADARAMOLA  TO LEAD US IN FACILITATING  A PARLEY WITH THE ELDERS.BE REST ASSURED AFOREMENTIONED.BE REST ASSURED OF MY MODEST SUPPORT SIRS.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

THIS CASE HAS BEEN IN THE COURT TOO LONG AND IT'S BEEN CHARACTERISED WITH LEGAL ACTIONS AND COUNTER MOVES.
LAWYERS ARE FEEDING FAT ON OUR FEUDING LEADERS AND MEMBERS TO THE DETRIMENT OF OUR UNION OF PEACE AND TRANQUILITY IN IWE IROYIN WHICH IS HIGHLY REVERED AS THE CRADLE OF JOURNALISM IN NIGERIA.

PLEASE LET'S END THIS CRISIS SO THAT HENRY TOWNSEND WHO PUBLISHED THE FIRST NEWSPAPER IN THE COUNTRY ' IWE IROHIN YORUBA' AND WHOSE NEWSPAPER WE NAMED OUR PRESS CENTRE AFTER AND LIKES OF NNAMDI AZIKWE, PETER ENAHORO,
DELE GIWA,BALGAUDA KATHO AND COMING DOWN HOME AND OF LATE KOLADE LANREWAJU,GBENGA DAVIES, DIJI AKINHANMI,ADEWALE ADERINALE,SEYI EDUNJOBI BODET OGUNTOYINBO WHO DIED DURING THIS CRISIS WILL BE PROUD OF OGUN NUJ COUNCIL IN THEIR GRAVES.

LET ME REST MY PEN HERE SO AS NOT TO DROP MORE TEARS(INK).,

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