The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alh Lai Mohammed and other prominent sons and daughter of Igbomina were on Thursday, conferred with merit award of the Distinguished Media Profession (DMP) an award by Egbe Omo Ibile Igbomina, the umbrella socio-cultural organisation of the Igbomina people worldwide.
Mohammed bagged this award along with Alh. Lai Mohammed, founder of the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin who is also the Asiwaju of Igbomina-Ekitiland, Chief AbdulRaheem Oladimeji, OFR, Mr Kunle Akogun, Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, and several other prominent Igbomina sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in their various professions and who have contributed in one way or the other to the development of Igbominaland.
Speaking at the event, which held at Igbomina House, Ganmo, while conferring the award, the National President of the Association, Elder G. Y. Jimoh, said that the award was conferred on the foremost journalist and consummate public relations practitioner in appreciation of his hard work and enterprising nature that have seen him gone far in his chosen career.
Speaking on Mr Akogun, the President of the group appreciated the glittering patriotism and exciting professionalism of the gentleman, which are laced with integrity and humility, saying that it was the evaluation of his professionalism and contributions to the progress and prosperity of Igbominaland that earned the Director the prestigious award.
Elder Jimoh appreciated the leadership role of Mr Akogun as well as his exemplary conducts as a media practitioner as he was urged not to relent in his efforts for his people to remain proud of him.
In his response, Mr Akogun, who was visibly excited, thanked the leadership and members of the Association for finding him worthy of the award, which he said he would continue to cherish for a long time to come.
The multiple award-winning veteran journalist added that he would not take the award for granted, adding that he felt more honoured to have been singled out for celebration by the respected body along with several highly distinguished personalities from Igbominaland.