By John Emma
The Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) has congratulated the family of Deputy Comptroller James Sunday for the honour bestowed on his son, Frederick by the management of the National Your Service Corps in Abuja.
Ajibola Abayomi, the President of JIFORM with over 200 journalists spread across the continents covering migration in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday said :
“I am specially moved, having been fully briefed by the reputable New Nigerian Newspaper about the heroic deed of Mr James Shalom Fredrick, the son of our distinguished National Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Immigration Service, Deputy Comptroller James Sunday, as one of the extra ordinary Corp members with philanthropic gesture during his service year as acknowledged by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) management”
Fredrick was specifically honoured for donating two infrared temperature measuring hand held machines to the FCT secretariat of the NYSC during the passing out ceremony for 2019 Batch ‘B’ (Stream ii) to enable the corps members take the body temperature of fellow corps members and staff of the secretariat.
Ajibola said when younger ones exhibit “this kind of trait, there is hope four our country because it is a signal that leaders that care about the welfare of their fellow country men and women are emerging. Gradually, they will take over and correct the ills of the past.”
Saluting DCI James’, he said: “On behalf of JIFORM, kindly accept our congratulations for producing a leader better yourself that is ready to serve his father’s land like you.
“We are not surprised having followed your great career as an officer with integrity and honour over the years.
“James, is a reputable household name as attested to in the Holy Bible and complemented with the name Sunday, as most acceptable Sabbath day to worship the Creator of the universe in the Christendom.
“We cherish this noble display by your son. As a father, you have placed him on the scriptural path, by teaching and bring up Fredrick in the right way, behold he has not departed from it. What an excellent feat and replica act.”
Going down the memory lane the president recalled that: “It reminds me of my personal NYSC Community Development Project (CDS) at Njoboliyo Government Day Secondary in Adamawa State in 2003 where I erected a block of classroom and a laboratory at the school.
“I remember the then Governor Boni Haruna, apart from the NYSC honour I won that year offered me an immediate employment, but my passion for journalism would not allow me be a civil servant.
“Government should encourage the likes of Fredrick with an immediate employment in their chosen fields. This should not be too much particularly for the Federal Government.
It is a duty the nation owes her citizens.
“I salute Fredrick for keeping the flag flying with better initiative in his own time. It is indeed Shalom! to our great God at Shiloh. Ireo”.