By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Correspondents’ chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Kwara state has inaugurated its new executive council with Westernpost staff emerging as Assistant Secretary.
Alhaji Abiola Azeez of the Tribune newspapers emerged as the newly elected chairman of the Correspondents chapel .
The new chairman of the Correspondents’ chapel, who was the immediate past Secretary of the chapel, emerged unopposed like four other executive members for a three-year tenure.
Other executive members inaugurated are, Mr. Kehinde Akinpelu of the Daily Times as the vice-chairman, Alhaja Romoke W. Ahmad of the Trust newspapers as the Treasurer, Mr. Kayode Abdulazeez of the Nigerian Pilot newspapers.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Credential Committee, that midwifed the election, Mallam Saka Laaro, said that other vacant executive posts, including financial secretary and auditor, would be filled through bye-election at a later date.
The chairman of the Credential Committee also said that the new excos emerged unopposed through a transparent process in accordance with the constitution of the union.
Speaking during the inauguration, the state chairman of the NUJ, Mallam Umar Abdulwahab, charged the new executive to be alive to their responsibilities and uphold the constitution of the union which they have sworn to.
He said the Correspondents’ chapel is very critical to the stability of the council and urged the new executives to be good ambassadors of the union.
The chairman also charged members to always be of good conduct and uphold ethics of the journalism profession.
In his acceptance speech, the new chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the NUJ in Kwara state, Alhaji Azeez, said that the new executive council would work assiduously to improve relationship with various segments of the public for benefit of members and enhance unity among its members.
He also said that the new executive council would encourage career development among members and promote professionalism.
He expressed readiness to work with stakeholders in the state in order to promote good governance and development.