The Kwara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Correspondents’ Chapel of the union have applauded the state Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq over the appointment of Alhaji Rasaq Gidado Folorunsho as the Federal Commissioner of National Population Commissoon (NPC).
Gidado, a veteran journalist was recently nominated by Governor AbdulRazaq to fill in the vacancy slot of the state at the National Population Commission.
NPC is an agency of the Federal Government, saddled with the responsibility of giving accurate figure of people living in a country at a particular period.
The nominee, who was finally confirmed worthy of the position by the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly after a thorough screening by the Senate adhoc committee on Thursday is expected to be sworn in soon by President Muhammadu Buhari.
While expressing the appreciation message to the Governor, the state chairman of NUJ, Mallam Umar Abdulwahab and Secretary, Deacon Tayo Ayanda said “the appointment of Alhaji Gidado is a good development and another way to prove how much Governor AbdulRazaq value and appreciate journalists.
The statement added that “it is a thing of joy that the labour of our heroes are no longer in vain”
Also thanking the Governor, the Correspondents Chapel, in a statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary, Mallam Abdulhakeem Garba and Kayode Abdulazeez respectively said “Alhaji Gidado is a man imbued with character of a virtue person (Omoluabi) who has weathered the storm and deserved the recognition and elevation”
They, however pray for Allah guidance and protection for him to be successful on the new national calling.