Closing remarks by Mr. Chales Okogene

All protocol reserved.

It is a great pleasure to be singled out from the midst of other journalists here to give a closing remarks in an occasion like this.

That said, I will like to return all glory to our creator for making a day like this possible.

Secondly, I must not fail to acknowledge the untiring efforts of our president, Mr. Abayomi Ajibola. A workaholic, a man who does not take no for an answer, a dependable ally (I think, I am the only person who can say this of him, having worked closely with him for some years), for refusing to allow Coronavirus to stop us. To him, and just like Mike Faden and White Head once sang, "Aren't no stopping us, we are moving …". Nothing can stop JIFORM in bringing to the front burner the issue of illegal migration. This is a clear testimony to my earlier description that there is nothing like NO, in his lexicon.

Mr. Ajibola has within the little time he has presided over JIFORM, exhibited the 'one man I can do capacity' so much that whoever steps into his shoes when his tenure ends, has a lot of work to do.

Just when he had crossed all the Ts and dotted all the Is in readiness to take us to The State of Osun for a one of a kind submit, Coronavirus broke out and pulled the brake; but instead of allowing the deadly virus have its way, our thinking president adorned his thinking cap and arrived with this novel online submit; and to his credit this is the second edition in less than two months. 'Tuale presido!'

And to all our resource persons that have richly enlighten us withe the brillian presentations, all I can say is 'thank you' and kudos to all of us that participated in the two-day session, that has enriched our knowledge and equipped us more better than ever before to discharge our duties in a more professional way.

Once again thank you all, thank you the leadership and members of JIFORM. May God bless the work of our hands and dissuade our children and loves from embarking on illegal migration.


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