For the first time since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule about 21 years ago, a sitting governor in Kwara State, AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq paid a visit to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Kwara State Council Tuesday 21st January, 2020.
What made governor AbdulRahman’s visit to the NUJ press centre more spectacular was that the meeting was unscheduled.
The humble governor came into the NUJ press centre with only two aides, his hard working Chief press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye and a security attache.
The governor and members of his entourage were driven in one single car and there was no blaring of siren during their entry and exit of the press centre.
Governor AbdulRasaq told his host ; the State NUJ Chairman, Umar Abdulwahab and a few journalists who were at the press centre at the time of the visit that he came to assess the state of the NUJ structure.
The governor who later moved round to assess every building within the press centre, promised to look into the issue of rehabilitating the dilapidated structure.
Responding, the elated council Chairman who said he was humbled by the governor’s interest in the growth and development of NUJ members in the state, thanked the governor for the visit and assured him of the continued support and cooperation of Journalists in the state.
The host Chairman, Umar Abdulwahab, intimated the governor that his CPS Rafiu Ajakaye had since assumption of office maintained a very cordial relationship with the NUJ.