Lagos NUJ lauds Tinubu on humanitarian gesture
*Promises inclusive administration
(Report by Udeme Clement):
The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, Mr Adeleye Ajayi, has described the National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as a generous and detribalised Nigerian, a man who commands the largest political followership for over two decades in the political history of Nigeria.
He said these words at the presentation of 18- Seater Bus by BOLA AHMED TINUBU (BAT) Foundation, to Lagos NUJ, on March 10, 2021.
“He pointed out:
Tinubu, a Politician and Philanthropist, has done so much for the masses of this country and that the Foundation deemed it fit to donate this bus is highly commendable and calls for celebration.
“For this gesture, we will continue to appreciate Asiwaju.
‘He is a father who knows where the shoe pinches and solves people’s problems within a short timeframe. He is a man of his words and a worthy leader par excellence.
“As the governor of Lagos state between 1999 and 2007, he transformed the state across all sectors.
“Asiwaju has been able to retain mass support, widely loved by Lagosians and Nigerians as a whole due to his generousity.
It is on record that BAT Foundation gives out food stuff to the needy three times a year, during Sallah, Ramadan and Christmas, all in a bid to get rid of poverty in the country.”
He pointed out:
“Some of Asiwaju’s notable achievements as governor include improved education, good waste management system, better incentives for civil servants and improved infrastructure.
Added to these numerous achievements of Asiwaju, many younger politicians, businessmen and women in the country owe the success of their careers to him.”
According to him:
“Asiwaju piloted the ship of Nigeria’s ruling and largest political party – the APC as the National Leader of the party. He also led the party to victory twice in the last seven years.
His model has always been to encourage the younger generation.”
Speaking further, the Lagos NUJ Chairman, promised to run inclusive administration.
“This bus is coming at a time mostly needed by members of Lagos State Council under this administration. The Bus will no doubt assist in the day-to-day running of activities of the Council.
“We came into office on November 26, 2020 and I want to say that donating this bus to us is one of the milestones the present NUJ Executive has recorded.
“The donation of this bus has also boosted our performance, as it has proven that the present executive members of NUJ, Lagos State Council are committed to achieving results.
“In addition to this, we are making a headway in the area of land reallocation to our members who bought land under the Mowe/Ofada/Abaren land project.
We constituted various committees comprising Land Committees, Training Committee, Consultancy/Contacts Committee, ICT Committee, Agric Committee, Cooperative Committee, Projects Committee, Health Committee, Ethics and Disciplinary Committee and Finance Committee.
Others are, NUJ Personality Committee, Welfare Committee, Legal and Dispute Resolution Committee, Sports Committee, Social Committee, Seminar and Workshop Committee, Press Week Committee, Media Investment Committee, Publications Committee and Special Committee.
These Committees are meant to make the present NUJ administration an all-inclusive administration.”