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Ebonyi correspondents’ chapel elects new officials


Abdulwaheed Odusile

Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ebonyi State Council has elected new executives that will run the affairs of the Chapel for a three-year tenure.

Swearing in the elected leaders, the State Chairman of the Union Deaconess Veronica Osim represented by Mr. Emmanuel Irem applauded the Chapel for conducting themselves throughout the elections, saying it was the first time the Chapel held such a peaceful election in the state.

Mr. Irem also commended the electoral committee for conducting free, fair and credible elections.

The six-man executive elected were Jacob Ogodo of the Newsdirect newspaper as Chairman, Peter Okutu of the Vanguard newspaper as Vice Chairman, Samson Nwafor of Nigerian Pilot newspaper as Secretary.

Others are: Sunday Agbo of the Orient Daily newspaper, David Uka of the Sunrise newspaper and Nabob Ogbonna of the Daily Trust newspaper.
The elected officials, who had served first term of three years, were all returned unopposed.

The Chairman, Jacob Ogodo, who spoke on behalf of the newly elected executives, thanked members of the Chapel for re-electing all of them, describing it as a show of trust and pledged not to disappoint them.

He assured that the executives would fully collaborate with members in order to move the Chapel forward.

“One thing I wish to assure you is that the EXCO will always consult members of the Chapel before taking any decision”, he said.

He commended the state Governor, David Umahi for not only providing conducive and secured environment for Journalists to operate, but also prioritising their wellbeing.

“I wish to also, on behalf of the Chapel, sincerely thank His Excellency, Governor David Umahi, for not only providing a conducive environment for Journalists to operate in the state, but also for taking our welfare as a priority.

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