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Chuks Udo Okonta
The Group Chairman, Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi, has been named the Grand Patrol, Guild of Photojournalists Nigeria owing to his enormous contributions to the economy.
The honour was conferred on him today at a ceremony that was graced by distinguished media personnels, of which amongst them, is the Publisher, City People Magazine, Seye Kehinde and Managing Director, Marketing Edge, John Ajayi.
Chairman, Guild of Photojournalists Nigeria, Abiodun Ajala, in his speech said, Dr. Ogunbiyi was considered for the honour due to his exemplary leadership and professional ethos.
“We are highly delighted on this memorable day to present a great and noble businessman, a patriotic philanthropist, a promoter of national productivity, as well as a scholar of repute, committed to a viable, productive business-friendly Nigeria.
“Dr. Akinade Ogunbiyi has endeared himself to us and the larger society by virtue of his wealth of corporate and patriotic leadership,” he submitted.
Dr. Ogunbiyi while accepting the honour, appreciated members of the Guild and all media practitioners for supporting his brand and that of Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, stressing that the media practitioners helped prepared him for the position he occupied today.
He maintained that with the support received from the media, Mutual Benefits Assurance has tremendously grew as it presently provides jobs for over 5,000 Nigerians.
He pledged to continue supporting the media industry to the best of his ability, whilst calling for election of competent individuals into all strata of governments.