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Pension Management Leaves Retirees in Nightmares – Veteran Journalist

The management of pension funds in the country leaves retirees in nightmares after years of meritorious service. 

A veteran journalist and former Director, New Media, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN Ibadan, Pastor Dare Olorunfemi made the observation at a programme organized in his honor at Studio One, Radio Nigeria Ibadan, Ova Adebimpe Road, Dugbe Ibadan. 

Pastor Olorunfemi, who was also the immediate past Deputy Director News, FRCN Ibadan, pointed out that the country’s pension should be seamless with retirees being able to access their entitlement at point of exit. 

In a remark, Zonal Director, Radio Nigeria Ibadan, Alhaji Mohammed Bello, described Pastor Olorunfemi as a simple and easy going man, who has cut a niche for himself, winning laurels for the station and himself. 

Alhaji Bello said the occasion was organized for Pastor Olorunfemi as a collective show of gratitude. 

In an opening address, the Deputy Director News, Reverend Segun Ayankoso, said the celebrant was a resilient and accurate man

Speakers at the event including Deputy Director Marketing, Mrs Bolanle Owoyemi, Deputy Director Programmed, Mrs Bolatito Joseph, Deputy Director Translation, Elder Aderenle Ajisefini, and the Director, National Broadcasting Academy, Pastor Ayodele Aliu, lauded the celebrant, noting that he was astute, humble and resilient. 

Similarly, the General Manager, Positive FM, Akure,  Mr Samson Abiodun, General Manager, Premier FM, Reverend Dahunsi and Gold FM, Ilesa, Mr Adedamola Tinubu, said the celebrant left memorable print in the media profession. 

In a remark, Pastor Dare Olorunfemi, who could not hide his pleasure, launching into his speech with a song of thanksgiving, attributed his achievement to God. 

He went down memory lane about how he survived four accidents and recovered despite coming out of them with broken bones and incomplete spinal cord injury. 

Highlight of the event was the presentation of gift to the celebrant as well as group photograph. 

In attendance were family members of Pastor Olorunfemi and other members of staff of Radio Nigeria.

Adebukola Aluko/Simeon Ugbodovon

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