The Publisher of Nigeria Watchdog Newspaper, Comrade Precious Nwadike on April 28, 2023 bagged the Media Personality of the Year Award.
The award which was conferred on him by the Mass Communication Department of the Imo State University, IMSU, Owerri, at Diamond Hotel, Orji, was said to be in recognition of his principled stand on issues and outstanding contribution to the growth and development of the media generally.
Presenting the award, Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Dr O.C Ihenacho, described Comrade Precious Nwadike as a man who has over time, distinguished himself as a true Ambassador of the media.
He cited his innovative leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Imo State Council which he has transformed and re-positioned for optimal service delivery.
Responding, Nwadike expressed gratitude to the Mass Communication department for finding him worthy of such honour. He advised the students to be of good conduct, stressing that graduates of Mass Communication have limitless opportunities.
He said, ‘’the era when journalists were said to be poor is gone. Journalism, today, is a very lucrative and prestigious profession, especially when the practitioner has earned the confidence of the people who hold him in very high esteem’’.
‘’The first thing is to be committed to rendering selfless service and be passionate about the welfare of the masses whose interest must be your priority. Then, recognition will follow, just like you have recognized and honoured me today’’.