Akeredolu, Ooni, Obasanjo extol Bajowa at 80
•Open radio station to honour celebrant
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and former President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo have described General Olu Bajowa (rtd) as an asset to Ikale people and the nation at large.
During the military chief’s 80th birthday yesterday at Igbotako, Okitipupa council area of Ondo State, the governor said Bajowa remains one of the illustrious sons of the state.
He noted that his becoming a general at 38 years was a thing of pride to the government and people of Ondo.
Akeredolu lauded the celebrant for his commitment to national development.
Ogunwusi, who was royal father of the day, applauded Bajowa for his selfless service, urging the people to protect the traditional institution.
In his remarks, Obasanjo labelled the octogenarian as a hardworking, patriotic and courteous citizen.
The Owu chief that presided over the cake-cutting was full of tributes for his fellow retired general.
Highlight of the vent was the commissioning of Awawa 94.1 FM radio station at Ode-Ayeka in honour of the celebrant.
Speaking further, Akeredolu pledged the state government’s support for the new media outfit, imploring dissemination of information that benefit people of the state.
He submitted: “When it comes to the issue of health and information, we must keep orientating the people. There must be a way that people will benefit from this.
“They should not promote politics. Getting across to our people in different languages is very important. Here, you can dominate this station with languages that 0a000re peculiar to this community.”
Responding, Bajowa said the station would complement government in disseminating quality information and promote policies for development.
He added that it would promote the Ikale, Ilaje, Ijaw-Apoi and Ijaw-Arogbo culture, tradition, custom and by extension, Yoruba heritage.
He continued: “We also identify ourselves with government efforts to make information an important tool for social development.
“In this regard, I wish to assure our amiable governor that Awawa Radio 94.1 FM will support your administration in the provision of necessary information.”