Oloja earns The Guardian’s top positions through professional competence, says Bajowa
Felicitates with kinsmen, Oloja, firm
A former Director of Guardian Newspapers Ltd., Gen. Olu Bajowa (rtd), has described the appointment of Martins Oloja as the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian as a reward for his professional competence.
Bajowa, who is also the Jagunmolu of Ikaleland and the Ojagbulegun from the Source, in a congratulatory letter made available to journalists in Akure, yesterday, said that Oloja’s appointment was a result of his contribution to national cohesion and humanity.
In the letter, the army general expressed joy in seeing his kinsman becoming the head of the media house.
“I reminisce with nostalgia, as a former director in the Ibru organisation after my retirement from the Nigerian Army, when the Founder/Publisher of The Guardian, Olorogun Alex Ibru; Patrick Dele-Cole and myself toured the United States (U.S.) scouting for equipment to establish the media house in the early 80s, which has now grown to be a world leading newspaper house.
“Little did I know that in my lifetime, my kinsman (an Ikale) would be the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious and renowned organisation.”
“May I join all well-wishers to congratulate you on your elevation to this enviable position in your chosen profession, as an astute journalist and a media guru,” he said.
“Your potential to always do more in contributing your quota to our nation and humanity, through the Fourth Estate of the Realm, has earned you this coveted seat.
“I wish you God’s continued guidance and protection, with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, to perform your duties and provide exemplary leadership during your tenure as the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian,” he said.
Bajowa, therefore, urged Oloja to “keep the flag flying, stay safe, stay healthy and remain blessed.”