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Reverend Ayankoso Steps into Retirement from FRCN in Grand Style

Rest is good after labour.

It was in recognition of this that the Department of News and Current Affairs, FRCN Ibadan organised a befitting send-off for the immediate past Deputy Director, Reverend Segun Ayankoso.

The event was held at Studio One, Broadcasting House, Oba Adebimpe Road, Dugbe, Ibadan.

In an address of welcome, Deputy Director News and Current Affairs, Elder Aderenle Ajisefini, described the gathering as significant as the occasion in the month of January coincided with the birthday of the celebrant.

Elder Ajisefini lauded members of the News Department across the Southwest for their cooperation in ensuring the success of the ceremony.

In a remark, Acting Zonal Director, Radio Nigeria Ibadan, Pastor Mrs Bolanle Owoyemi, expressed delight to be part of the occasion, describing Reverend Ayankoso as being hardworking and dedicated.

Going down memory lane, the Acting Zonal Director recollected how the celebrant successful hosted the FRCN National Planning Conference while he was General Manager, Positive FM, Akure.

Other speakers at the programme poured encomium on Reverend Ayankoso, noting that he possessed endearing qualities which included blunt, peace loving, mediation and goal oriented.

 Also, the Pastor, Baptist Church, Iwo Road, Adeoba Kolawole, while delivering a sermon, said Reverend Ayankoso was a humble man, who had lived to fulfill God’s purpose in Radio Nigeria.

Pastor Adeoba urged staff of the News Department to make it a goal to live a purpose life, as it is a life characterized by service to God.

In a speech, Reverend Ayankoso, in company of his wife, thanked News Department for the honour, expressing gratitude to God for the opportunity to work in Radio Nigeria, and also lauded Elder Ajisefini, whom he described as a very close friend, for his supportive role.

Highlights of the occasion were rendition of songs in honour of the celebrant and the presentation of gifts.

In attendance were Deputy Director Programmes, Mrs Bolatito Joseph, Deputy Director Engineering, Engineer Gabriel Ajayi, General Manager Positive FM Akure, Mr Samson Abiodun, General Manager Premier FM, Alhaji Bashiru Omotosho, Assistant Director, Procurement, Mr Ade Akanmu.

Simeon Ugbodovon

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