Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kogi State Council has called on well meaning Nigerians to emulate Ambassador Gabriel David Onoja’s humanitarian gesture in touching the lives of the less privileged in the society.
The state chairman of NUJ Comrade Adeiza Momohjimoh who made the call at a civic reception/award dinner organized by the chapel in recognition of Ambassador Gabriel David Onoja for his philanthropic gesture in Kogi and beyond, commended him for his passion in wiping away the plight of the downtrodden.
He described the reward of giving especially to the less privileged as enormous and advised Nigerians to embrace generosity and love of one another.
“The only way the society can be better is when the influential individuals extend hands of fellowship to the less privilege in the society” he said
The union leader however tasked journalists in Kogi state to play their complementary role of publicizing the good works of some spirited individuals like Ambassador Gabriel David Onoja, noting that such report would stimulate others to follow.
In his welcome address, the Chairman of Correspondents’ Chapel Friday Idachaba stated that Gabriel David Onoja through his Enemona Foundation had extended his humanitarian charity to students, the vulnerable, the poor, widows, physically challenged, children and organisations among others.
Idachaba who prayed for God’s guidance in support of Gabriel Onoja’s humanitarian services to his immediate community, assured that Correspondents of various national newspapers and electronic media practicing in the state will give adequate publicity to his activities.
“It is good to give honour to whom it is due. I am using this occasion to charge members of the chapel not to relent in embracing developmental journalism such as charity work embarked upon by patriotic Nigerians like Ambassador Gabriel David Onoja” he advised.
Responding, Ambassador Gabriel David Onoja who appreciated the honour done him, assured that the award would spur him to do more for humanity.
Onoja expressed his readiness to continue to partner with the media in his humanitarian services to the needy in the society.