Kwara journalists election: University of Ilorin corporate services director advises members to be law-abiding
By Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin
The Director of Corporate Affairs of the University of Ilorin Alhaji Kunle Akogun, has advised all contestants in the Kwara NUJ 2021 elections to eschew any acts capable of destabilizing the unity and tranquility of the union in the state.
The Director gave the advice when the campaign team of Abdullahi Dare Akogun visited the Unilorin FM chapel of the council to solicit for support ahead of the forthcoming elections.
Akogun who said elections especially among media professionals should not be seen as a do-or-die affair, but rather should be seen as an avenue where brilliant brains among the union showcase their ideological capability in moving the union forward.
Earlier in his remarks, the Unilorin FM General Manager, Alhaji Idris Alooma, commended Abdullahi Dare Akogun for ensuring that his campaign is issue-based, which shows the level of his maturity and readiness for the job at hand.
A public analyst in Kwara state Alhaji Shola Muse, who was also at campaign stop, commended the calibre of people in the campaign team of Dare Akogun which cut across all chapels and divides in the state, saying an Akogun-led administration in the Kwara State Council of the Journalists union will bring about new innovation in the state council.
Earlier in his speech, the chairmanship hopeful, Dare Akogun, said that the campaign team is aware of the ongoing difficulty the Unilorin chapel is facing in its bid for the management to be deducting members’ check-off dues from source.
According to him “This is one of the challenges that is causing check-off dues’ pile up, which in turn becomes a serious burden on the individual members like we are currently experiencing.
” So, by the grace of God and with your massive votes for us on July 10th, once we get into office, we will device a workable means of interfacing with your Bursary Department to facilitate a seamless process by which members’ checkoff dues would be deducted without any hassles, he added.
In his remarks, the Co-DG of the campaign team, Dada Bamise , enjoined members of the Unilorin Chapel to join hands with Dare Akogun in his quest to salvage the union and set it on the path of greatness.
Other members of the campaign team are the chairman of correspondent chapel Hakeem Garuba, a former secretary of the council, Elder Wole Adedeji, a former chairman of correspondent chapel Demola Akinyemi, a former Treasurer of the council Suleiman Aremu, among others.