By Snr. Chief ‘Lekan Alabi
IBADAN – The above two sayings are held sacred by Journalists, from school. As such, I base this 50th anniversary post-interview remarks by me on the two pillars.
On the morning of Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 10.00am, the South Africa-based TAP RADIO-TV INTERNATIONAL, opened the floodgate of the celebrations of my 50th year of practice as a journalist, with a live worldwide interview, “GLOBAL VOICE” hosted by ace broadcaster, Dare Olusan.
While I express my sincere gratitude to Dare and his listeners all over the world, for their display of affection, I wish to fill the gap caused by the usual “poor network” system, as a result of which millions missed some of the high points which the noble profession of Journalism has taken me.
Some of these are my humble self being:
1-Caretaker Chairman of the NTA IB Chapel of the NUJ
2-Pioneer Chairman of the TSOS (now BCOS-TV) Chapel of the NUJ
3-Officer-in-Charge of the old Oyo State Council of the NUJ
4-Member, Publicity Committee, FEDECO (old Oyo State Branch)
5-Member, old Oyo State Publicity Committee
6-Member, Steering Committee (Western Zone) NUJ 40th Anniversary Committee
7-Press Secretary to four(I civilian and 3 military) Governors of old Oyo State
8-Pioneer General Manager, Corporate Affairs ODU’A INVESTMEN COMPANY LIMITED
9-Publicity Secretary, Creation of Ibadan State Sub-Committee
10-Four-time Coordinator, Sketch Press Limited etc.
As titled, this post is to document the height which the noble profession of Journalism has taken me thus far, and NOT in anyway, a self-glorification.
Facts are sacred, opinions are free. The celebrations continue, and they will be made public as at when due, please.
*Snr. Chief ‘Lekan Alabi, the Maye of Olubadan of Ibadanland writes from Ibadan.