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Sanwo-Olu, Osoba, others extol Adebutu on NIJ fellowship award

By Sunday Aikulola
01 April 2022   |   4:04 am
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) and former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba were among distinguished personalities that extol leadership...

Publisher, The Guardian, Lady Maiden Alex-Ibru (left); Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Kabiru Abdullahi Yusuf; Chairman, Governing Council, Olusegun Osoba; recipient of NIJ Fellowship Award, Sir, Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu; his wife, Kofoworola; Vice Chairman, NIJ Governing Council, Ray Ekpu and Fellow, NIJ, John Momoh at the Institute’s Golden Jubilee Special Convocation for conferment of Fellowship Award on Adebutu in Lagos…yesterday. PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ) and former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba were among distinguished personalities that extol leadership and philanthropic gestures of Chairman, Premier Lotto, Sir Kessington Adebutu, popularly called, “Baba Ijebu,” describing him as a great man that towers above others.

The duo spoke during NIJ’s Golden Jubilee Special Convocation for the conferment of Fellowship Award on Sir Adebutu in Lagos yesterday.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said Adebutu had been an enviable and exemplary personality that deserves every honour bestowed on him.

Osoba said it’s a great day for Baba Ijebu, adding: “What you are getting on merit in Nigeria, you are also getting on merit internationally. It shows that all your contributions to the support of humanity are recognised.”

Adebutu, while expressing his appreciation, promised to support the cause of journalism in Nigeria.