By Seyifunmi Odunuga
IBADAN – Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN) Oyo State Chapter, has lined up a double lectures to celebrate 2021 Ramadan Iftar and public lecture to commemorate their National Day celebration, both scheduled to hold between Thursday April 29 and Friday April 30, 2021.
According to Chairman of the association in Oyo state, Pastor Oluseun Awodele, topic of the Ramadan Lecture will be: “Unity in Diversity and Religious Tolerance as Taught by Holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW),”, and the programme starts from 10:00am at Jogor Centre, Opposite Liberty Stadium, Ibadan.
Pastor Awodele stressed that the lecture will be delivered by a popular Islamic cleric, Alhaji Uthman Sannu Sheu from Ilorin.
He stressed that another lecture titled: “The Role of Broadcasters in Political and Electoral Development of Nigeria” which takes place at the Yinka Ayefele Music House, Challenge Ibadan, by 10:00 am is to be delivered by Barr. Mutiu Agboke, Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent Electoral Commission”, while the second Lecture titled: “Broadcasters and the Culture of Peace” would be delivered same day at the same venue by Hon. Femi Adebisi JP.
The FIBAN boss disclosed that the lecture was designed to remember the departed heroes of the association. They include late Prince Gbenga Adeboye, late Chief Toba Opaleye and late Chief Kola Olawuyi among others.
His words: “We want to celebrate and remember our past heroes in the freelance broadcasting in Nigeria and reach-out to their various families with our widow’s mite so they don’t feel neglected.”
Awodele listed dignitaries expected at the events to include the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in Oyo State, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, owner of Fresh FM Nigeria, Dr Yinka Ayefele, the Publisher of Parrot Xtra Magazine, Olayinka Agboola, Amb. Romoke Ayinde (Kayrom Lee) among others.
He added that the events are also meant to appreciate Allah in the Holy month for His protections over the members and to celebrate the past heroes of the association that are the founding members of FIBAN in Nigeria.