SWEARING-IN: From left: Mr. Solomon Nwoke, Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Vanguard Chapel, Mr. Adekunle Aliyu, Vice Chairman, Mrs. Adelaja Abosede, General Secretary, Mr. Oboh Agbonkhese, Assistant Secretary, Mr. Kehinde Gbadamosi, Treasurer and Mrs. Chioma Obinna, Financial Secretary, taking oath of office before Mr. Deji Elumoye, Chairman, Lagos NUJ Council, during the swearing-in of the new executive members of Vanguard Chapel at the company’s Apapa, Lagos headquarters, yesterday. Photo by Bunmi Azeez.
LAGOS—THE Vanguard chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, August 31 elected new executives that would manage its affairs for the next three years.
Those elected include Solomon Nwoke (chairman); Adekunle Aliyu (Vice Chairman); Bosede Adelaja (Secretary); Oboh Agbonkhese Kenneth (Assistant Secretary); Kehinde Gbadamosi (Treasurer) and Chioma Obinna (Financial Secretary).
The Lagos State chairman of the NUJ, Mr Deji Elumoye, who led other state executives of the union, called for a motion for the dissolution of the former executives. He also commended Vanguard NUJ chapel for being a leading light among other chapels in the state council.
He said: “Vanguard chapel is special to us because Vanguard has played special roles at the state level.”
The newly elected chairman, Mr Nwoke, in his acceptance speech, promised to continue from where the former executive stopped.
Nwoke said: “I want to thank you for entrusting the union in our care. We are going to continue from where the former executive stopped and we also promise to improve on it.”
On the issues relating to the welfare of the members, he said “with your support, we will interface with the management of the company on how to ensure our benefits are given priority .
Earlier in his remarks, the former chairman, Mr Innocent Anaba, commended members for their support for his leadership.
He, however, regretted areas his administration could not meet up with but expressed optimism that the incoming leadership would build on it.