C'River AIT Correspondent Bags Most Outstanding "Rugged"Journalists Award

Mr. Rahseed Olanrewaju Zubair

Cross River State Correspondent of Africa Independent Television, AIT, Rahseed Olanrewaju Zubair has been nominated as the most outstanding "rugged" Journalists of the year by the University of Calabar Student Union Governmnent.

Olanrewaju, a popular Nigeria Journalist presently base in Cross River has been an advocate of good Governance, setting agenda for the government and a voice to the voiceless, using his media platforms AIT, Raypower and Faaji Fm to provide social services to the people.

In a  letter dated 12th October and addressed to the Managing Director  of AIT, Dr. Mrs Tosin Dokpesi the President of the Union, Comrade Enyam Kelvin recalled the sacrifices and outstanding media coverage the Journalist and Daar Communications have rendered to the Students in particular and the University of Calabar Community in general over the years.

"The African contents of AIT programming has further make it a reliable content of the black race to the global viewers.

"In University of Calabar, AIT has been a good partner with periodic coverage of activities in the institution.

"What is of interest in particular was the consistency of AIT and Raypower in covering of students activities of Unical.

"These coverage sometimes comes with it's challenges especially during protests which your media organization through your Correspondent, Rasheed Olanrewaju have paid a supreme price.

"Permit me to make a reference to the August 2016 protest where your crew were attacked and equipment damaged, AIT did not because of this withdraw its services from Unical or Students activities, this is highly commendable.

"It is based on this aforementioned and many more that The Students Union Government of University of Calabar, after due consideration  and evaluation of your continuous support to students activities within the University of Calabar, the Core Objectives of your Media organisation and Supports to Students programme all over the country have found DAAR Communications PLC, Owners of AIT, Raypower and Faaji Fm worthy to be given and specially honoured with the “Outstanding Best Media Performance Award” .

"Mr Rasheed Olanrewaju will also be given " The Most Outstanding 'Rugged' Journalists Award"

Reacting, Dokpesi while congratulating her Staff, Rasheed for his noted outstanding effort in news reportage  also commended the Unical Students and the entire University Community for their Continuous support and partnership with  Daar Communications plc.

Mr Rasheed in 2017 won the best reporter of AIT for his prompt and creative news reportage. The award was presented to him at the Daar Communications headquarters, Abuja by the Managing Director, Daar News Services, Mr Imoni Amarere.
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