Kwara NUJ Begins 2023 Press Week, Wednesday

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Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kwara State Council will begin its 2023 press week celebrations this week with free medical check-up for its members across the 12 chapels in the state.

In a statement signed by the Secretary, 2023 Press Week Committee, Abdulrosheed Okiki, all the outlined programmes will hold at the NUJ Press Centre, Opposite St. Anthony Secondary School, Offa Road, Ilorin.

According to the statement, the free medical check-up sponsored by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye is scheduled to start at 9am on Wednesday.

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The medical check-up include blood and urine tests, fasting blood sugar, blood pressure and breast screening for female members among others.

The medical examination will be followed at 12noon by inter-chapel scrabble tournament, sponsored by a leading IT firm in Nigeria, Plat Technologies Ltd.

Okiki said: “The major highlight of the event is a Public Lecture with the Theme: “Transformative Community Development: The Roles of the Media”. The Guest Speaker, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Community Development, Dr. Lawal Olohungbebe.

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“Dr Olohungbebe was until his appointment this December, the Coordinator, Centre for Community Development, Kwara State University, Malete.”

“Another key event is the award billed to hold alongside the lecture on Thursday, 21st of December, 2023 also at the Press Centre.”

Among distinguished Nigerians expected at the event are chairman Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Kwara State AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, members of the National Assembly; Speaker Kwara State House of Assembly Engineer Yakubu Danladi Salihu, members of the state legislative and executive arms; Senior Adviser and Counselor to the Governor Alhaji Saadu Salahu and the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye.

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Also expected at grand finale/lecture are media executives in the state, captains of industries and members of the academia.

Okiki urged Chapels leaders along with their members to turn out en mass to participate in the annual programme, which promises to be educative, informative and impactful.

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