Uploaded by on December 25, 2019

The Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) has honoured the Director, Lagos Operations of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Prince Adeyinka Amosu and the General Manager, Radio Nigeria One 103.5, Mr Korede Ogunbunmi.

Both were presented with Leadership Excellence Awards for mobilising support for the JIFORM maiden International Summit held in Abuja between November 27 and 28, 2019 in Abuja.

Presenting the awards at the Director’s office in Ikoyi – Lagos, the President of JIFORM, Mr Ajibola Abayomi thanked the management of the station for giving massive publicity to the foundation’s activities.

According to Mr Abayomi, when JIFORM came asking for help in November, it never envisaged the unquantifiable support from Radio Nigeria, which has put it today on the world map as one of the notable organisations championing regular migration.

He noted that just days after the event, JIFORM was invited to another global summit in Tunisia courtesy of the media boost by your organisation.

“As a mark of appreciation, one of your own, Mrs Bimbo Oyetunde, the GM of Bronze FM, Benin City, Edo State was chosen as part of the delegation to the event” Mr Abayomi said.

Responding, Prince Amosu commended JIFORM over its zeal to campaign against human trafficking, child labour and other forms of irregular migration in the nation.

He stated that the contribution of Radio Nigeria to the success of maiden summit and other activities, was in line with the corporation’s tradition of identifying with excellence, especially as it enriches content.

The FRCN Lagos Operations Director assured that the corporation would continue to encourage JIFORM to do more on its project that affects humanity particularly to disabuse the minds of the youths who think there is free money on the streets of Europe and other continents.

“We have seen people who travelled for the sake of travelling and 40 years in oversea, they return to queue behind those they left behind in Nigeria. While migration is not a crime, there is need to enlighten people on the choices they make on that’, Prince Amosu said.

He added that the media should do more by supporting a worthy cause like this. Sometimes I found it very strange when the media shy away from promoting its product rather we pride ourselves by showcasing other brands to the detriment of our own but Radio Nigeria won’t do that.

Prince Amosu dedicated the awards to the entire Radio Nigeria, describing it as a challenge to do more.

Also present at the occasion was the Gm of Metro FM, Mr Seyi Martins, while the JIFORM delegation comprised Mr Yakub Yusuf of The Source Magazine, Mrs Bukola Adetiloye of News Agency of Nigeria, Prince Benson Davies, the Publisher of the New Experience Newspaper, Mr Abiola Peters, Controller News and Mr Akinboye Akintola both of Radio One 103.5FM .

By Abiola PETERS.

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