The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ogun, Wole Shokunbi has been conferred with a chieftaincy title in recognition of his contribution to the upliftment of the society through journalism.

The title, ‘Baroyin’, meaning ‘chief that informs’, was bestowed on him by Oba Ademola Àrèmú, the Ooye Of Iwoye-Ketu in Ogun State.

The conferment of the title on Sokumbi coincided with the historic visit of the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams to the community.

Adam’s visit to the community was historic because Iwoye-Ketu was the home town of the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Aare Ona Kakanfo.

Speaking at the brief but colourful occasion held at the Oba’s palace, Oba Àrèmú, said that with this new title, Shokunbi‘s status in the society, especially in the community, has been elevated to be among decision makers and opinion leaders in the town.

He enjoined him to sustain and to even elevate those enviable  qualities that earned him the recognition.

He also prayed God to uplift him further in the society.

Responding, Shokunbi expressed gratitude to the monarch and the entire Iwuye community, describing the occasion as not only historic and monumental to his life, but also a challenge for him to redouble his efforts in the service of God and humanity.

He pledged to use his profession to work for the success of the community, Ogun State and Nigeria as a whole.

Shokunbi joins the likes of former Ogun State governor, Olusegun Obasanjo, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Femi Adeshina who have been conferred with chieftaincy titles in the recent past.

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