Joel Gomiyar

The Plateau State Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists NAWOJ has elected new Executive Members to pilot the affairs of the association for the terms of three years.

The election which was held at the Plateau State Secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, followed the expiration of the period of the past executive officials, let by Mrs. Jennifer Yarima who completed their three years tenure successful.

Happy with the leadership style and achievements of the Mrs. Yarima led EXCO in the past three years, the Women Journalists in Plateau State unanimously agreed to return them for another terms of three years in office unopposed.

Speaking at the election and inauguration of the new EXCO, National Vice President, zone D of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Chief Wilson Bako (JP) commended the Plateau State NAWOJians for exhibiting what he described as maturity in their conduct, before and during the election.

He urged them to transmit same attitudes for the forthcoming NUJ election at the National level in 2019.

He condemned in strong term the incessant killings in the Plateau and some parts of the Country, saying NUJ would not falls its arms watching the killings continue unabated.

In her good will message, NAWOJ National Vice President, zone D, Mrs. Jamila Abubakar charged the new officials to unite and work together as team and endeavor to carry every member along as one family.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Plateau State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ, Comrade Paul Jatau admonished the officials to imbibe hard work as he assured them of his unalloyed support at all time for them to succeed in their new assignment.

Comrade Jatau called on the NAWOJ members in the Plateau to accord their leadership the needed cooperation to achieve the set goals of the Association.

In her acceptances speech, the Chairperson, Mrs. Jennifer Yarima who was overwhelmed by the support given to her and other officials, promised to build on her achievements and amend were necessary for the betterment of the great NAWOJians in the Plateau.

The oath of office was administered to the newly elected officials by the former Plateau state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Barrister John Tsok.

Among the newly elected officials are Mrs. Jennifer Yarima to serve as Chairperson, Mrs. Priscilla Gurumnan as Secretary and Mrs. Rifkatu Kyemut to serve as Assistant Secretary among others.