By Olaitan Oye- Adeitan & Adebukola Aluko
Cerebral, Dynamic, Thorough, Versatile, Focused, Dogmatic, Dogged, Forthright, Hardworking and dedicated are just a few of the words that aptly describe the man, Timothy Bamidele.
Timdayle, as fondly called by colleagues, joined the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, on 13th July 2006.
His journalism career began in Radio Nigeria, Gold FM, Ilesa, Osun State, as a volunteer in 2005, providing pro bono service for a year, after leaving a government job as a secondary school teacher.
Having proved his mettle in his one-year free service at Radio Nigeria, Timothy was employed as a full-time staff of the corporation in 2006, serving in various capacities as a reporter, covering different beats, editor and producer.
Timdayle served as a State House correspondent under the administrations of Governors Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Rauf Aregbesola and was as well Osun State House of Assembly correspondent.
To his credit, he played a remarkable role in the installation of the first-ever woman Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, headquarters.
In further pursuit of excellence, Timothy was able to secure multiple training opportunities within and outside the country.
These include Radio Netherlands Training Centre, RNTC, and United Nations Training Institute and Research, UNITAR.
He won fellowship awards crisscrossing Nigeria, covering assignments within and outside the country.
A goldfish that has no hiding place, Timothy’s expertise in Information Communication Technology, ICT, where he carved a niche for himself, came to the limelight, and within the shortest time and by divine providence, he was transferred to Ibadan to pioneer Online Unit, Ibadan Zonal Station of Radio Nigeria.
Having made a highly significant mark at the Online Unit of Ibadan station, Timdayle was redeployed at the instance of the Director-General, Dr Mansur Liman to Abuja Headquarters of the corporation to serve as Multi-Media manager of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Abuja.
On merit, this new Media icon worked as a Digital Media Assistant at the United Nations Information Centre in Lagos from where he was seconded to the office of the Minister of Petroleum Resources as a Digital Media Assistant on the bill of God’s grace.
Having made a landmark contribution in his 17-year journey in FRCN, Mr Timothy Bamidele, voluntarily exited the services of the corporation on February 18, 2023.
His words, “ I believe and I’m convinced that only God can bestow multiple honours on a man’s life. My journey in FRCN has been a chequered one, paved with great and significant milestones and challenges, and it has come to a significant and remarkable apex”.
“I urge everyone to adapt, embrace transformation, and lift FRCN higher. It’s a great place with the finest of professionals. We remain one in the love of God and the affinity of noble journalism.
Thank you, Jesus. I came, saw, and conquered” Timothy added.
As Timothy Bamidele honourably bows out of service and moves on, it can be said of him that he left an indelible mark in the sands of time.
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