NUJ Correspondent Chapel gets new Exco in Niger
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Correspondents’ Chapel, Niger State Council on Wednesday elected new officials who would steer its affairs for the next three years.
The keenly contested election had Yakubu Mustapha of the People’s Daily Newspaper, emerged the new Chairman and Abdul Isa as Vice Chairman of the chapel both unopposed.
In the peaceful and well coordinated elections, Mr Daniel Atori of New Telegraph Newspapers defeated Emperor Simon of Channels Television to emerge Secretary of the Chapel.
Other officials elected are Priscilla Dennis of Daily Post who emerged Financial Secretary after defeating Samson Ojagbane of African Independent Television (AIT) and Mathew Jwantu of Standard Newspaper emerged Treasurer unopposed.
In a brief inaugural speech, Mustapha, the new Chairman, thanked members for voting him and promised to be a “servant leader”.
He also promised to run an all-inclusive regime, adding that he would be a listening leader that would take the chapel to greater heights.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy Muhammmad Sani Idris who was represented by his Technical Assistant, Comrade Iliya Garba assured the new Exco of goverents unflinching support and cooperation.
Also, the State Chairman of the NUJ, Niger state Council, Comrade Abdu Idris represented by the Council Secretary, Abu Nmodu charged the new Exco to always refer to the NUJ constitutions in their dealings.
He further called on members of the Chapel to work in unity to improve the lives of its members especially in welfare and trainings.
The new executive members were sworn in by the NUJ, Niger State Council Secretary, Comrade Abu Nmodu.