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Press statement for immediate release

JIFORM Greets OOU, Don Badejo At 63
The Journalist’s international Forum for Migration (JIFORM) has felicitated with Professor Bamidele Abiona Badejo as he marks his 63rd birthday.

A statement issued in Benin, Edo State on Sunday by the President of JIFORM, Ajibola Abayomi described the university lecturer as “a jolly good fellow whose life is worthy of emulation.

“In fact, people in power should learn to humble themselves because nothing last forever. Badejo is a noble man that even as commissioner in Lagos state was accessible to both the low, mighty, rich and the poor, today many appointees in government are not so.
“Those thinking they are Iroko trees should purge themselves of personal arrogance and toe the path of humility like Badejo because everyone is a mortal being no matter the status.

“The great infrastructure revolution in Lagos State between 2007 to 2011 under the administration of former Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola remains a reference point to be equal in entire Africa, in relation to this, history will recall his midas touch of as commissioner of Transportation. What a season of that remains ever green in our heart.

“On behalf of JIFORM, we wish you more years in good health and continued service to humanity as we tap from your wealth of experience” Ajibola prayed.

Born on Januarry 19, 1957 , Badejo, B. Sc (Hons), M. URP (Ibadan), Ph. D (London), FNIS, FCILT, FIoTA, MNITP, RTP is a media friendly and mentor to millions of Nigerians.

Currently, he is the Dean of Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State.

Not tired of seeking knowledge, he is a barrister in waiting as he looks forward to be called to the Nigerian bar soon.

He was recently inducted as a member of Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM), an international foundation comprising of over 150 seasoned journalists across the continents and other volunteers advocating against irregular migration, all forms of human trafficking and crisis leading to internal displacement of citizens in nations.