By Tinuade Salami
Nigerians have been urged to do away with ethnicity, tribalism and nepotism but should rather uphold principle of merit in conducting the affairs of the country.
Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Tolu Odugbemi stated this at a Send off organised for the immediate past Heads of Departments of Unilag Fm held on Thursday at the Centre of Excellence, Mass Communication Department .
Prof. Odugbemi who was the guest speaker for the occasion advised that only the right people who can get things done should be offered employment.
He urged broadcasters and members of staff to project positive attributes to life and also be mentors and not tormentors to the upcoming ones.
According to him, the younger ones should also respect the elders so that the society can move forward.
The Former Vice-Chancellor also called on staff members of the University to pay attention to the growth of the institution and uphold continuity in excellence.
Representing the University Management, The Registrar, Dr. Folashade Ipaye commended the celebrants for success achieved in Unilag Radio which facilitated estabilishment Unilag Tv.
Dr. Ipaye in her message advised the serving members of staff of the University to leave a lasting legacy wherever they find themselves.
Chairman Unilag Radio/Tv, Prof. Ralph Akinfeleye thanked the former Vice Chancellor for the support rendered during his tenure most especially for facilitating the movement of the Radio station from the 7 th Floor, Senate Building of the University to the Mass Communication Department.
He equally thanked the management for their unwavering support to the Unilag Radio/Tv.
In his remarks, The Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences of the University, Prof Iyiola Oni congratulated Unilag Radio/Tv and Mass Communication Department for honouring the former Vice Chancellor who had a great vision for the Unilag Radio/Tv since inception as well as the out-gone heads of Department.
With a grateful heart, one of the honorees and past Coordinator of Unilag Fm, Bisi King-Paul expressed gratitude to the University management and also members of staff of the radio station as well as the Chairman of the Radio/Tv station whom she described as her mentor.
Others who were also honoured at the Send-off included, Former News Editor, Tayo Takuro, Former Studio Manager, Kunle Ibrahim, former Head of Production, Tolu Olarewaju and Thomas Egueni.
The immediate past officials served the University Radio Station for over 10 years.
The event saw the honourees smiling home with awards and gifts courtesy of members of staff of Unilag Radio in acknowledgement of their worthy service and sterling leadership to the station.
The event had in attendance the lecturer in-charge for Unilag TV; Dr. Ifeoma Amobi, Head of Department; Mass Communication, Dr. Oloruntola Sunday,other Lecturers and Students of the Department, Unilag Radio/Tv staff members as well as family and friends of the honourees.