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Radio Nigeria’s broadcaster, Kelvin Ugwu bows out of service

Veteran Broadcaster, Kelvin Ugwu during his retirement thanksgiving service

Photo: Samuel Adeyinka/Radio Nigeria

Presiding Priest, FRCN Chapel, Abuja, the Reverend Kayode Jacob has called on Civil Servants to show commitment to duty and plan adequately for their retirement.

This was the central message at the Thanksgiving service in honour of a seasoned Radio Nigeria Broadcaster, Mr Kelvin Ugwu who retired from active service at the age of 60.

According to the Reverend, It is generally believed that there is time for everything in life but the reality is not hence the need to maximize any given opportunity to the fullest particularly while active in service to the government or any agency.

Kelvin Ugwu began his career in Enugu as duty continuity announcer in 1988, as a young broadcaster, he was passionate about his job.

In 2003, he was deployed to Radio Nigeria’s Kapital FM 92.9 Abuja and was chosen to be amongst the best male news readers for Network News due to his appealing voice and value he added to both news and programs Departments.

Mr Ugwu is also an Evangelist, Actor, Singer and a known voice on Radio Nigeria’s Network program “the Police Diary’.

“You must not be confused, you must not regret, therefore plan ahead” He said.

The Director General of the Corporation, Dr Mansur Liman, represented by Secretary Legal and Adviser, Dr David Anagbazo acknowledged professional prowess, and unique style of Presentation known with Mr Ugwu.

The Director of News, Mrs Husseina Akila, represented by the Head of Presentation, Mrs Maryam Okesanjo and the Director of Programs, also represented by Deputy Director, Mr Salem Akindele-Rock described Mr Kelvin as embodiment of humility.

The Celebrant, Mr Kelvin Ugwu who went down to memory on his Journey into Broadcasting, appreciated God for the grace to retired in good health.

“It wasn’t my Dream in life, I went to a Radio Station with a friend, I met with Presenters and asked How could I be doing like them?, they told me, that only by speaking like them, them I developed interest, I went for Audition, then, I was picked.” Mr Ugwu explained.

Also at the Thanksgiving service was the Retired Director of Finance,of FRCN, Pastor Michael Oluwole and other well wishers.

There were many testimonies from Colleagues who worked with Mr Kelvin Ugwu as they wished him a success in his future endeavors.

Reporting by Samuel Adeyinka; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare and Oluwaseyi Ajibade