From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The North-West senior Photo- journalist with Vanguard newspaper and founding member of Kaduna Correspondents Chapel, Chief Olusegun Ajayi has bagged an Award of Excellence from the Ogale Progressive Union, in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state, for his contributions to the community and steadfastness in his chosen profession.
While announcing the award during the Chapel meeting yesterday, Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel, Kaduna state, Malam Garba Mohammed said Chief Olusegun Ajayi has been a committed member of the Chapel, who has helped in the training of many photo- journalists, not only in Kaduna state but in the North-West zone.
“We see Chief Olusegun as a role model in the journalism profession and as a member of our Elders Forum; he has displayed exemplary leadership and advices that has affected positively on our colleagues in the Chapel; and that is why we are grateful to the Ogale Progressive
Union, for the honour done to one of our own”, he said.
In his own remark, the Secretary of Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), Kaduna state Council, Chief Dominic Uzu said time has come for journalists to appreciate their own, adding that the media are quick to celebrate other professionals but forget their own. He, therefore,
commended the Correspondents Chapel for associating with one of their own as he received an award of excellence.