Akase, Ortom’s Spokesperson, gets NUJ FrCN Chapel’s honour

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

The Nigerian Union of Journalists, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN Headquarters Chapel has named their newly acquired table tennis court after Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

The facility to be called *Terver Akase Table Tennis Court* is named after the publicist as a mark of appreciation and honour for his support to the union.

Chairman of the NUJ FRCN Headquarters Chapel, Comrade Sandra Udeike explained that the decision to name the table tennis court after Mr. Akase was in appreciation of his contributions.

In her words, “Terver Akase has been more like a pillar of support. He has been with us through thick and thin, supporting us financially and morally. We need to honour him.”

She added that, “with the table tennis facility, we can now prepare adequately for table tennis competitions with media organisations in the FCT and fight for medals”.

Two management staff of the corporation, Salem Akindele-Rock and Kayode Oyebisi also commended Mr. Akase for donating the table tennis facility to the union and encouraged other staff of the corporation on secondment or other assignments to emulate the CPS to Governor Ortom.

The table tennis facility was inaugurated by the Radio Nigeria’s Director of Finance, Mr Michael Oluwole who commended the initiative and urged members of the union and other staff to use it to keep fit and prepare for competitions.

Comrade Terver Akase who is a senior staff of the News Directorate of the FRCN is on secondment to the Benue State Government and is the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.

When contacted for his reaction, Mr Akase described the honour as big surprise from the Union. He dedicated it to his principal Governor Samuel Ortom whom he said is the source of inspiration.

The CPS said Governor Ortom’s selfless style of leadership has taught him the need to always give back to society.

Mr Akase thanked his colleagues at Radio Nigeria for finding him worthy of the honour, saying it would spur him to do more.