Daily Post Bureau Chief, activist, Yemi Itodo bags outstanding journalist award
Bureau Chief of DAILY POST Abuja branch, Prince Yemi Itodo, has been conferred with the award of ‘Most Determined and Proactive Journalist’ in FCT, Abuja for the year 2020. Itodo is a Benue born media practitioner and Chairman, National Assembly New Media, a forum of online Journalists in the National Assembly.
Presenting a gold plated frame and customized portrait of the Journalist to him in National Assembly, on Friday, Speaker, Nigeria House of Dream Parliament, Comrade Mike Egila, said the group had been following the antecedents of Prince Itodo for years and was pleased with his “selfless”, ” proactive” and “humanitarian” nature.
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He said, “In the light of the above and many more of your contributions to humanity, the House during her sitting of 30th October 2020, resolved to affirm your pro-activeness in the Nigerian Journalism/Legislative Arm of Government in FCT, thereby decided and resolved to award you with the NHODP award of Excellence Recognition as ‘The Most Determined and Proactive Journalist in FCT 2020’.
“This is after a well-sampled opinion by our Speaker during an interface/oversight function with most Journalists in National Assembly and its environs which majority of the sampled opinion recognized you for the NHODP award of excellence recognition as a way of motivating you for more effective/humanitarian services to Nigerians.”
The group took out time note the many media advocacies of Itodo which have led to emancipations of many downtrodden and people in need, with special mentioning of the 72-year old Journalist, Pa. Oga Tom Uhia, who is currently under secret detention in Abuja for 27 days without trial. While receiving the award, Prince Itodo expressed great surprise that a group of such standing and reputation would honor a Journalist like him.
He, however, dedicated the award to Journalists across the country, especially, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), all freedom fighters and human rights activists, and the struggle for the release of Pa. Uhia, who is been incarcerated by the Nigerian Minister of State for Power, Chief. Jeddy Agba.