Kogi NUJ Correspondents Chapel elects New Exco.
IDRIS AHMED, Lokoja.
The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kogi State Council, has elected a Executive Committee to manage it’s affairs for the next three years.
The election was conducted peacefully as all the offices were returned un opposed.
Mr Segun Salami of the Channels Television emerged as the new Chairman of the Correspondents at the NUJ Press Centre, Lokoja.
In his acceptance speech, the new Chairman, Segun Salami, pledged purposeful leadership and appreciated members of the chapel for the seamless consensus arrangement that produced him and other executive members.
“Today marks another milestone in the history of our great chapel. Today is also a day when our journey towards progress and prosperity as correspondent members, begins.
“My fellow senior colleagues, permit me, with every sense of humility and responsibility, to appreciate the members of this noble Chapel, for finding us worthy to pilot the affairs of this chapel for the next three years.
“It is worthy of note that this great chapel is the heart bit of the Nigeria Union of Journalists all over the nation, a position we must all hold with high esteem.
“With this new responsibility hanging on our shoulders, we want to pledge to you all that, we will discharge our duties diligently without fear or favor,” Salami said.
He stressed that the leadership would continue to make some critical decisions that would have direct bearing on every member of the chapel positively.
He added: “We shall continue to initiate programs and activities that would bring more welfare to our members”.
Salami solicited members’ continuous support and cooperation to move the chapel to greater heights.
He expressed profound gratitude to the immediate past chairman, Mr Friday Idachaba, for carrying members along in all the chapel’s affairs.
Earlier, Idachaba appreciated the members for their maximum support and cooperation, which he noted led to all the successes recorded during his tenure.
Idachaba enjoined members to accord more support to the new executive to enable them record greater success and take the chapel to enviable heights.
Mr Ibrahim Obansa, the State Vice Chairman of the NUJ, represented the State Chairman, Saidu Haruna, commended the chapel’s members for the seamless way in which the election was conducted.Governors lauds Yemi Kolapo’s conferment as Iyalode of Egba Muslims
Obansa urged members to rally support for the new exco in their bid to taking the chapel to greater heights.
He commended the chapel for always showing good example for other chapels and council to follow in the state.
He assured the chapel of the continuous support of Kogi State Council of NUJ.
Others elevated unopposed include, Mr Thompson Yam Put of NAN as Vice Chairman; Oyibo Salihu of Blueprint, Secretary, and Ayobami Omole of Leadership Newspaper as Financial Secretary.
Also elected include, Joseph Amedu of Nigerian Standard as Treasurer; while Mrs Victoria Nnakaike of Business Day newspaper emerged as the Auditor.