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NAN Honors 3 Editorial Members for Outstanding Performances

By Joan Nwagwu

Nigeria News Agency staff were delighted on Friday when the agency’s management honored three editorial staff for their outstanding performance.

Those honored are: Cecilia Ologunagba, who emerged as Best Reporter, Wale Sadiq as Best Editor, and Donald Ugwu as Best Controller for the year 2020.

NAN Chief Executive Officer Buki Ponle, while congratulating the award winners, said that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, they have done their best in the performance of their duties.

Ponle said the award aims to promote excellence, hard work and professionalism within the agency.

He congratulated the Rewards and Sanctions Committee, chaired by Mr. Kayode Olaitan, for a job well done and for exercising due diligence in its mission.

He called on agency staff to do their best at all times, stressing that hard work, commitment and professionalism would always be recognized and rewarded.

Regarding the selection of Ologunagba, the general manager said that it was a thing of joy for him that she became the best journalist.

“I am happy with her choice because she is also the choice of the agency as the new correspondent of its office in New York in the United States.

“The news of her choice received a louder standing ovation when her name came as our correspondent in New York.

“So that means she’s been consistent; it means with or without supervision that she will play; that means we still have stars at NAN.

“Each of us is a star, please don’t bury your star, shine when the ovation is stronger,” he said.

Ponle said the exercise was a challenge for other departments in the agency as well, saying it was a wake-up call.

“They’re already awake and I’m sure they’ll want to take the trophy because we celebrate each department’s success.

“Success in a department is success for everyone; likewise, failure in one is failure in all, ”he said.

Director General, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Buki Ponle (left), presenting a cash award of 25,000 naira to Miss Cecelia Onugugba, the “ best journalist despite the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 ”, at the 2020 NAN Award and Sanction Award at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday (16/4/21)

Editor-in-Chief Mr. Silas Nwoha also praised the award winners for their hard work and dedication to duty despite the challenges of COVID-19.

Nwoha called on the editorial staff to do their best in ensuring that the hard work and due diligence is maintained.

Previously, committee chair Olaitan said the committee carefully selected the winners.

Olaitan said the committee used different variables to consider the best reporter, editor and comptroller from the 36 states and the CTF.

“Journalists are screened on the basis of the number of articles, their quality and, in some cases, their use; which means that a lower number of quality stories accompanied by multimedia content and features can beat someone with a higher number of routine stories.

One of the laureates, Ugwu, an assistant editor, congratulated management on the honor.

“I am happy with this honor and congratulate the agency on this award and also encourage others to make more efforts to diligently discharge their duty within the agency.

Also speaking, Ologunagba, a senior correspondent, thanked the agency for the honor.

She dedicated the award to the former CEO, the late Dame Oluremi Oyo, for her mentorship, adding that the award was a wake-up call that would push her to greater success.

A cash prize of N25,000 was awarded to the best reporter by the Managing Director. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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