Ogun NUJ Establishes Management Committee to Support Families of Deceased Journalists

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Mr. Demola Badejo, Chair of Management Committee

The Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has established two bodies, the Management Committee and the Advisory Council, to oversee the support fund dedicated to assisting families of deceased journalists.

A statement released by the council dated February 8, 2024 and signed by the NUJ Secretary, Bunmi Adigun, says that a former Chairman of the State Council of NUJ, and former permanent secretary, Demola Badejo, will chair the Management Committee that oversees the resources accruable to the fund. Other members of the management committee are a two-time Executive member of the Union and Permanent Secretary in Ogun State, Kehinde Onasanya; Doyin Jibowo; and Doyin Oloruntola of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Ogun State Chapter. Other members include the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the NUJ Ogun State Council.

The Advisory Council which will complement the Management Committee will be chaired by veteran journalist and royal father, Olufemi Ogunleye, while other members will include a former chairman of Ogun NUJ, Eddie Aina; former council chairman and senior media consultant to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Comrade Tunde Oladunjoye; CEO of Rockcity FM, Niran Malaolu; radio broadcaster and founder of Women Radio, WFM 97.1, Toun Okewale-Sonaya; and former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati. The Chairman, NUJ Ogun State Council will serve as the Secretary of the advisory council.

The committee was inaugurated on February 15, 2024 at the Olusegun Osoba Hall, Iwe Iroyin Press Centre, Oke-llewo, Abeokuta.