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Ogun Female Journalists Elect New Exco

The Newly elected NAWOJ exco

Adenike Sanusi 
ABEOKUTA - Female Journalists in Ogun state under the umbrella of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Ogun State Chapter on Thursday elected new executive to pilot the association for the period of 2020-2023.

The new exco which emerged unopposed were inaugurated by the B Zone Vice President, Comrade Morenike Tony Esan at the State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Iwe-Irohin Press Centre, Abeokuta.

Comrade Morenike in her remark, enjoined the new exco to be more vibrant and united in order to move the association forward.

Also she urged them not to allow the position they hold to bring any hindrance to their homes and work.

She as well encouraged them to change the bad  impression of publics about NAWOJ entirety.

The New Chairperson Comrade Modupeola Sobukola in her acceptance speech noted that the process was smooth, seamless, peaceful and devoid of rancour, at this time, speaks to the level of maturity, love and singleness of purpose, currently pervading the atmosphere of the union, and which must be hoisted higher for others to see and emulate.

She also noted that the first duty of the association was to sustain the upward glide that belongs to all female journalists. Adding that NAWOJ is strong enough to defend us and other women against sexual exploitation and discrimination, flexible and progressive enough to increase our knowledge and professional values. 

She however  call on all Nawojians to join hands with the excos to set a better course for the voyage of association.

"A lot lies ahead of us. Give us the benefit of your support and wisdom and It shall bear testimony for or against us in due course before posterity. 

Journalism is about giving voice to the voiceless. And as Women journalist and mothers we are prepared to give a voice to women in different sector of the society. We are prepared to give a voice to Children and even our husbands where necessary. He said

"Ogun NAWOJ under my watch as the Chairperson will give a voice against social vices and other indecent acts in the society. Its  a collective responsibility and we as women journalists are ready within the next three years to join other constituted authorities to make our state and Nigeria and the journalism profession a lot better than it is now."

The newly inaugurated excos includes: Comrade Modupeola Sobukola (Chairperson), Comrade Oluseyi Ajala (Vice Chairperson) Comrade Aminat Orunsolu (Gen Secretary), Comrade Morekeniji Sobaloju (Treasurer), Comrade Bosede Akintunde (Fin Sec), Comrade Adejoke Adeleye (Assistant Sec).

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