The Class of 2007, Mass Communication Department, Benue State University honored renowned Journalist Mr Babajide Otitoju during their first Reunion Gala Night after 13 years of graduation last Saturday at the Smileview Hotel, Nyiman Layout, Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
Babajide who was in town for an event in Gboko got an invitation to attend the gala night where the ex-students, many of who were already on higher ground in broadcasting and other spheres of life in the country, honoured their lecturers. It was a night of tremendous fun as they poked fun at their lecturers, with one of them, Dr Ogbu described as extremely stingy with marks.
The two Masters of Ceremony, Bern Adai and Kwaghdoo Chihintor handled the ceremony with admirable competence.
In response to their kind gesture , he said
“I thank them for honouring their teachers and begging them not to give up on Nigeria, our great country. I didn’t know they had a surprise in store for me. It was an award ” In recognition of outstanding contribution to journalism and media development in Nigeria”, my tenth award of the year. I am so grateful and feel blessed by God to be so loved by our people. Thank you Benue people for the hospitality and the fond memories . I promise to be back sooner than later.”