General Olu Bajowa has reacted to the appointment of Martins Oloja as the Managing Director and Editor-In-Chief of the Guardian Newspapers.
The appointment which he called a reward for his professional competence, including his contribution to national cohesion and humanity.
The Congratulatory letter duly signed by the General Olu Bajowa, the Jagunmolu of Ikale land, and the Ojagbulegun was addressed to the Guardian’s MD/EIC.
The letter reads :: “I reminisce with nostalgia, as a former Director in the Ibru organisation, after my retirement from the Nigerian Army, when the Founder/Publisher of the Guardian Newspaper, Hon Olorogun Alex Ibru, His Excellency Patrick Dele-Cole and myself, toured the USA, scouting for equipment to establish the media house in the early 80s, which has now grown to be a world leading Newspaper House.
“Little did I know that in my lifetime, my kinsman would be the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious and renowned organisation.
“However, it is the Lord’s doing …, as “Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit”.
“May I join all well wishers to congratulate you on your elevation to this enviable position in your chosen profession, as an astute journalist and a media guru.
“Your potential to always do more in contributing your quota to our nation and humanity, through the forth estate of the realm, has earned you this coveted seat.
“I wish you God’s continued guidance and protection, with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, to perform your duties and provide exemplary leadership during your tenure, as the Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Guardian.