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NUJ president imposes caretaker committee on Abia NAWOJ

By Gordi Udeajah, Umuahia
10 August 2022   |   3:58 am
The National President of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, yesterday, constituted a five-member caretaker committee to run the affairs of the Abia State chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) for three months, within which new executives would be elected.

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Tasks it to elect new excos
The National President of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, yesterday, constituted a five-member caretaker committee to run the affairs of the Abia State chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) for three months, within which new executives would be elected.

The committee members are: Oluchi Ikechukwu, Abia Broadcasting Corporation, Chairman; Juliet Meregini, Secretary; Peace Agbo; Joyce Nwabuisi and Charity Uwakwe. Abia NUJ Chairman, Victor Ndukwe, inaugurated the committee, yesterday, at the state NUJ Centre, Umuahia.

The chairman, who disclosed that the union president was not comfortable with the scenario at NAWOJ, especially as it failed to conduct its long over due election of new executives and, thus, made Abia the only NUJ chapter in the country that still have executives whose tenure had expired.

Ndukwe tasked the committee members to return all members to one fold and make both the national and state executives know of their challenges. He said: “You have come at a time Abia NAWOJ chapter is engulfed in crisis and thus became the most inactive NUJ state chapter.”

Promising that the committee would execute its mandate accordingly, Ikechukwu said: “Our mandate is clear; to manage the affairs of Abia NAWOJ for three months and ensure credible election of new executives is conducted.

“Being a purpose-driven committee, we must understand our mandate and be aware that being committed to this assignment can make goal setting easier and tough decisions clearer. For us as NAWOJ members, this can be a win-win scenario and with the support of all and God on our side, we can make it happen.”

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