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THE Nigeria Union of Journalists, Osun State Chapter on Friday, October 28, 2022 officially hoboured Olowu of Kuta, HRH Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama with the NUJ Hall of Fame.
The event took place at the Ultra Modern Palace Hall within the Palace of Owu Kuta.
The NUJ Chairman, Osun State Chapter, Mr Wasiu Akadosu gave accounts leading to the NUJ Hall of Fame Award on Kabiyesi Olowu Kuta, HRH Oba Oyelude Makama. He described Kabiyesi as a rare Monarch whose only preoccupation is to devote his life to raise people up in empowerment and always seeing to the well-being of the masses.
Ajadosu narrated how Kabiyesi surprised him when he paid him a courtesy visit at his Palace after he was elected as the State Chairman of the Union.
While accepting the Award, Oba Makama went into the memory lane about his relationship with the Press comprising the Electronic, Print, Broadcast and Online Media in Osun.
Kabiyesi said he highly appreciate the NUJ for recognizing him with the highest award, he promised that he will not let the media down.
Speaking to the newsmen, the Orangun of Oke-Ila, HRH Oba Adedokun Abolarin said he holds Oba Makama in high esteem for his astuteness, his benevolence and his love for his people.
“He is interested in the development of Kuta and environs. Kuta is so dear to him. I refer to him as a general of the traditional class.”
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“He is trying to leave a mark for those coming after us because the institution is too important and he is a model and institution you can use to make the yearnings and aspirations of our people.”
While speaking separately with the Press, the NUJ Chairman, Ajadosu said,
“Olowu Kuta has actually proved that he possessed the ability to give back to the society. It is not easy to give back to the society, so Kabiyesi is a humanitarian per excellence. He is always keen in anything that will better the lives of others. He is interested in human and material development.”
“Look at Kuta yesterday, look at Kuta today, its all the creation of Olowu Kuta. Someone like this needs to be recognized.”
“The NUJ Hall of Fame is meant for selected people that have contributed significantly to the development of their community and impacted in the lives of others and Olowu Kuta fits into this class and that is why we are honouring him.”
He added that Kabiyesi is the fourth Monarch to be so honoured after the Ooni of Ife, HRH Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The induction and dinner marks the end of the activities to mark the 2022 NUJ press week.