The Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has set up two bodies that will administer the support fund for deceased journalists’ families.
The initiative to support the family of late newsmen was started last year by the State Council of the body of journalists.
In a letter dated February 8, 2024 and signed by the NUJ Secretary, Bunmi Adigun, the bodies are; the management committee and the advisory council.
According to the letter, 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 as well as Doyin Jibowo and Doyin Oloruntola of the National Association of Women Journalists, Ogun State Chapter. Other members include the NUJ Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
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 NUJ. Chairman will serve as the Secretary of the advisory council.
The committee will be inaugurated on Thursday, 15th February, 2024 at the Olusegun Osoba Hall, Iwe Iroyin Press Centre, Oke-llewo, Abeokuta by 4pm.