Astalwart of the All Progressives Congress APC Otunba Demola Popoola will on Tuesday deliver the 2021 public lecture organized by the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Ekiti State Council.
Activities marking the press week had begun on Monday with a media dialogue and free eye test for members.
Otunba PoPoola who is a governorship hopeful on the platform of the All Progressives Congress APC will be speaking on the theme “THE MEDIA AND THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE” which will take place at the NUJ Hall beside NTA Ado Ekiti, by 10am.
The ceremony continues tomorrow with a novelty match at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium by 4pm while dinner and award night will take place at the AB Emporium Hotel Adebayo Ado Ekiti on Thursday where eminent personalities who have put in extra efforts to succeed in their chosen careers and who have contributed to human capital development including the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi will be honoured with awards of excellence.
Other awardees include former Chief of Defecnce Staff and current Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Director of Media and Public Affairs @ the Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Comrade Moses Olafare, Gbobaniyi of Efon Alaaye, Chief Olatunde Ashaolu, an entrepreneur, ADEPOJU AJAYI, the Iyalaje Oodua, Princess Toyin Kolade and Former lawmaker at the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Adebayo Morakinyo.
A journalist with BSES Mrs Bimbo Adegboyega will be honoured with the chairman’s award while lafe Prince Femi Adelusi who was a member of information chapel and former VP B Zone will get a posthumous award.
On Friday members will converge at Aromokeye Mosque Adebayo Ado Ekiti by 1pm and ditto on Sunday for a special Thanksgiving at the Methodist Church Nigeria, Dalimore, Ado Ekiti.