The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ondo State Council, is expecting heavy-hitters such as the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to grace its annual press week celebration.
Others expected at the eye-catching event are: The Balogun of Akure Kingdom, Rear Admiral Samuel Ilesanmi Alade, Rtd; Chief Oyerinmade Mato among others
The one-week long programme themed, “A Nation at crossroads: The media amidst National Security and Economic Woes”, will commence on Sunday, November 21 2021.
While Real Admiral Samuel Alade is billed to give the Press Week lecture, Mathew Oyerinmade, a Senatorial hopeful for Ondo South Senatorial District is expected to chair the lecture.
Below is the programme lined up for the celebration.
Sunday 21st Nov; 2021: THANKSGIVING SERVICE @ SALVATION GOSPEL INTERNATIONAL CENTRE (aka House of Praise), No. 5, Akinyele Martins, Off Airways, Ilesha Garage Road, Akure.
Monday 22nd Nov; 2021:
MEDICAL CHECK-UP for Members & their Spouses @NUJ Press Centre Clinic, Alagbaka-Akure between 9:00am & 3:30pm.
CHARITY VISITATION to Ondo State Orphanage, Obaile Road, Akure by 11:00am.
Tuesday 23rd Nov; 2021: OPENING CEREMONY/PUBLIC LECTURE/INVESTITURE @Press Centre, Alagbaka-Akure by 10:00am.
SPECIAL GUESTS: Ondo NUJ Grand Patron & Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN;
GUEST LECTURER: Former Commandant, NDC, Abuja, Rear Admiral Samuel Alade (Rtd)
CHAIRMAN OF THE OCCASION: Chief Mathew Oyerinmade MATO.
Wednesday 24th Nov; 2021:
GREAT TREK/HEALTH WALK (from Press Centre, Alagbaka-Akure by 6:00am
CHILDREN’S PARTY @Press Centre, Alagbaka-Akure by 2:00pm
FINAL MATCHES OF SPORTS COMPETITION @Press Centre, Alagbaka-Akure by 2:00pm.
Thursday 25th Nov; 2021: NOVELTY FOOTBALL MATCH— NUJ Members vs Ondo State Lawmakers @Akure Stadium by 3:00pm.
Friday 26th Nov; 2021:
JUMAT SERVICE @Government House Mosque, Alagbaka Akure by 1:00pm
DINNER/AWARD NITE @Press Centre, Alagbaka-Akure by 4:00pm.