Fun Galore as New Ondo NUJ Leadership Organises First Easter Fiesta.
The new Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ)Ondo state Chapter, Comrade Leke Adegbite has organised an Easter Fiesta for his members at the NUJ press center, behind Adegbemile, Akure the state capital.
This in a bid to fulfill one of the campaign promises he made to the members before the election.
The new NUJ boss noted that he had promised to make the press center and his members enjoy every bit of holidays they have.
He added that the Fiesta will not be the last as there will be calenderised social events to make the members, their friends and spouses while away the stress and pressure of work.
“We still have other things to do, like free medical check up and will be coming up soon for our members. All these are targeted to make the lives of our members more meaningful and to create time for relaxation as we don’t really have time for that in our profession. We have started like this and it will always come up anytime we have holiday, our members will be more relaxed from the stress of journalism. It will be a continuous process either during Muslim’s or Christian’s festive periods”.
“We chose to collaborate with Cross River states indigenes for the Easter Fiesta because NUJ bar/canteen Manager is an Indigene of the state and also the president of the association in Ondo State and since their members patronize the press center more than any other group, we dimmed it fit to partner with them and put them on the platform to enjoy themselves during this holiday”.
One of the members of the union, Mr Peter Dada of the Punch newspaper, who expressed his happiness described the event as a very colourful one, he added that it was an avenue for the members to come together, celebrate the Easter and enjoy themselves.
While applauding the new leadership of the union for organizing such activity, he advised them to continue to be focused, change the phase of the union, do what they have been sent to do and make the union grow.
Also, Mrs Yinka Oluwatuyi, a former staff of The Hope newspaper said that the event was a welcome development as the new chairman is bringing life into the center.
Mr Kunle Ajibogun, the publisher of Newsnose online newspaper described the event as a sign of new beginning.
“This leadership is a good one and I want to say it here that the Leadership of Comrade Leke Adegbite will bring joy and happiness to all the members of NUJ in Ondo State. I advise him to keep it up, make the event monthly so that all members will be coming together to celebrate themselves and relax.”