By Stephanie Ikanone-Odiete
The Special Project Director of Asaba International Airport, Austine Ayemidejor, on Friday September 11th, 2020 received members of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Sapele Correspondents’ Chapel at his country home in Sapele.
Comrade Godwin Oghre, Chairman of the Union, while addressing Mr Austine Ayemidejor, said that the purpose of the visit was to present to Mr. Austine Ayemidejor a certificate of recognition as Patron of Sapele’s NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel, while noting that the Special Project Director of Asaba International Airport has always been a pillar of support to members of the Union.
Mr Austine Ayemidejor on his part thanked members of the Union for the honour bestowed on him.
In his words: “The press, that is, members of the fourth estate of the realm have always been associated with me and we have always worked together. They have been my friends for thirty consecutive years and I have never had issues with them. People who disemminate information on human activities– both official and informal are people we should respect.”
“Journalism is a platform to achieve ones goal in life; it is a medium for development and we have had people who are journalists becoming governors, senators, ministers, commissioners so on and so forth. Journalism is a distinguished and honourable profession. It is a well respected profession and I respect everyone who is a journalist. Members of the fourth estate of the realm will always be my friends. I want to say that I accept the responsibility that you have given to me and I will endeavour to be available to interact with members of the Union at every given time. My doors are wide open”, he added.
Those who were present at the ceremony include Comrade Nelson Agbajor, Secretary, Queen Stephanie Ikanone Odiete, Assistant Secretary, Comrade Paul Olayemi, and Comrade Austin Kwebei.
Others are Comrade Uyono Esada, Comrade Henry Akporero,and Comrade Russia Omene.
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