The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command on Monday honoured some journalists and media houses in the state for their unbiased reporting of the command’s activities in the year 2019.
The awards presentation and recognition which took place at the command’s headquarters in Ibadan, the Oyo state was part of the end of the year party of the command.
Among those given awards of recognition were Musliudeen Adebayo of Daily Post; Sulaiman Shehu of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN); Adebayo Akamo of New Nigerian; Abiola Olowe of Voice of Nigeria (VON); Kayode Oladosu of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Rasidat Makinde of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) and Kunle Ojo of Galaxy Television.
Oyo State Commandant of the NSCDC, Alhaji Iskilu Akinsanya who presented the certificates of recognition and the awards to the journalists, appreciated them for factual and professional reporting but urged them to see the award as a call to do more.
His words: “Today, many officers and members of the media will be awarded for these achievements to make the day memorable. I want to conclude that the reward for good work is more work, so let us do it together in 2020 to achieve greater feat.
“The federal government, our minister, the Commandant General, the state government and many stakeholders meant well for us, let us encourage Nigerians by doing the right things in the professional manner to justify the thrust the people repose in us.
One of the recipients, Adebayo, thanked the NSCDC for the recognition and described the award as a challenge to do more in the new year. He also thanked his media outfit for the opportunity given him to serve.
“This award is no doubt a challenge to do more. This has shown that whatever you are doing, you have to be consistent. Be committed to whatever you are doing, don’t forget that someone somewhere is watching you. Be watchful and be consistent in whatever good things you are doing”, he said.