The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) FCT Correspondents’ Chapel has hailed the National President of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Alhaji Musa Mohammed for his commitment to peaceful co-existence among members of the association across States of the Federation.
Comrade Jide Oyekunle, Chairman of the FCT Correspondents’ Chapel, disclosed this on Thursday during a visit by the leadership of the Chapel to the President of RTEAN in his office in Abuja.
The visit was a sequel to the 3-day football tournament organized by the Chapel for organizations, associations and government agencies in the FCT, during which Alhaji Mohammed was a Special Guest of Honour, but was unavoidably absent.
In his brief remarks during the visit, which provided the Chapel with the opportunity to decorate the RTEAN President with his medal Comrade Oyekunle commended Mohammed for his statesmanship and for choosing the path of honour and peace without resorting to violence during an impasse the Association had with the Lagos State Government.
Oyekunle urged other organizations and associations alike to emulate the RTEAN President’s exceptional and exemplary leadership style exhibited by seeking legal redress in the court of law.
Oyekunle stressed the visit was also aimed at promoting strategic partnership and collaboration in many areas that would further deepen the relationship between the Chapel and RTEAN.
While seeking collaboration in the next edition of the football tournament, Oyekunle said RTEAN would be formally invited as a participating organization.
He said “We are the executive members of Nigeria Union of Journalists FCT Correspondents Chapel.
“We are here this afternoon to pay homage to you as Special Guest of Honour in our just concluded 3-day football tournament.
“This is borne out of the cordial relationship that has existed between you and the media over the years as well as your love and support for sports development in the country.
“Your presence at the final of our tournament would have been an icing on the cake but we understand your busy schedules and engagements and we are happy to tell you that the tournament was a huge success.
“Sir, it will interest you to know that RTEAN will be formally invited to participate next year in the second edition of our tournament and we can’t wait to see the President lead the team”.
The RTEAN President while responding expressed gratitude to the leadership of the Chapel for the honour and recognition just as he promised to fully collaborate with the union in all its activities.
“To see all of you today in our national headquarters, I am so excited. We appreciate what you do as journalists and I want to specially thank you for putting together the 3-day football tournament.
“For you to recognise RTEAN and decorate me with my medal, present the trophy and the certificate to us as your guest and partner, I am so grateful. We appreciate the honour you have given to RTEAN. We will try our best to keep the good relationship between RTEAN and the NUJ,” Mohammed said.
The highlight of the visit was the formal presentation of a trophy, medal and certificate of participation to the RTEAN President in recognition of his outstanding and significant contribution to the success of the tournament.