In his brief remarks, Adedayo said the group carefully selected the recipient and that the honour was based on merit. He urged Prince Hameed Oyegbade to see the award as a challenge to spur him to do more.
While responding, Prince Hameed Oyegbade expressed gratitude to CONYO for considering him worthy of the honour and promised to continue to serve the humanity with total committeemen and dedication.
According to him, “I like to thank CONYO for this honour as I pray to God to give me more wisdom and strength to do more and justify this award. I thank CONYO for honouring me with this award and I’m grateful.”
Members of the Osun NUJ correspondents’ Chapel who attended the event include Mr Tunji Omofoye of Guardian newspaper, Mr Clement Adeyi of Daily SUN newspaper, the Secretary of the Osun State Council of NUJ, Comrade Boladale Bamigbola of Business Day newspaper, Pastor Josuah Dada of Leadership newspaper, the Secretary of the Correspondents Chapel, Comrade Niyi Ajibola of Daily Post, Otunba Gbenga Olarinoye of Vanguard newspaper, Mr Yinka Kolawole of This Day newspaper, Mr Lateef Dada of Blue Print newspaper, Mrs Florence Babasola of Alaroye, Mr Oluwole Ige of Tribune newspaper among others.