A frontline journalist and Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of Owena Press Ltd, Sir Ademola Adetula is among the 339 eminent Nigerians honoured by the Federal Government for the 2023 national honours.
Adetula, a quintessential media administrator and professional journalist began his reportorial job with the Ilorin based Nigerian Herald in 1978 rising to major editorial posts in the industry.
The honours list included eminent judges, governors, traditional rulers, media administrators and legal practitioners.
Adetula is a proud recipient of the member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR).
Other journalists honoured include the Managing Director of The Nation Newspaper, Mr Victor Ifijeh, Mr Femi Ojudu, Mr Bayo Onanuga, co-founder of The News Magazine and lately former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Also on the honours list is Mr Dele Alake, a former Lagos State Commissioner of Information, the outgoing Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu and former Managing Director of Daily Times, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi.
Also prominent on the list are the CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, former Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande, former Ogun State Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba, former Osun State Governor and outgoing Internal Affairs Minister, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, immediate former Osun State Governor, Alhaji Isiaka Oyetola, wife of the President-elect, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu, Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare and Akure based Legal Practitioner, Mr Kayode Ajulo.
A popular musician, David Adeleke and a cultural entrepreneur, Mr Kunle Afolayan were also honoured on the list.
A statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, FMSDIGA, Ibiene Roberts enjoined the recipients to collect their certificates and medals on Thursday June 1, 2023 at the FMSDICA office in Abuja.