NUJ Enugu Correspondents’ chapel elects new executives
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Enugu Correspondents’ Chapel, on Thursday, elected new members to pilot its affairs for the next three years.
The election at the Union’s Secretariat saw the emergence of Lawrence Njoku of the Guardian Newspapers as Chairman.
Others elected were Ignatius Okpara of African Examiner, Vice Chairman, Emma Ugwueze of DAILY POST as Secretary, Moses Oyediran of Daily Times, Assistant Secretary, Patience Ogbodo of Daily Independent, Treasurer and Nnamdi Mbawike of Leadership Newspaper as Financial Secretary.
The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comrade Chris Isiguzo, who is from the chapel, was represented by the zonal Secretary, zone C, Comrade Kenneth Oforma, also a member of the chapel.
The election was supervised by the State Council of the Union, led by the chairman, Comrade Rex Arum and the Secretary, Comrade Amaka
Speaking on behalf of the National President, Comrade Oforma urged the new leadership to pursue the interest of members as their cardinal objective.
He said for any organization to thrive “there must be a clear agenda and a push towards addressing the welfare of members.”
Also speaking, the State Council Chairman, Comrade Rex Arum said the peaceful process that heralded the election was a great vindication that a new dawn had come to the union.
He urged the new leadership and the members to remain united, stressing “I am very happy that we are one united family today. This is for the good of all of us.
“I urge the new leadership to see this mandate as a call for duty.”
In his acceptance remarks, the new chairman, Comrade Njoku described the task before the new executive as enormous.
“For the fact that this mandate was given collectively, it places on us enormous tasks. It is a responsibility I and my exco have accepted with our whole heart.
We are not going to take this support for granted. All we need is your prayers,” he pleaded.
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