Rivers NUJ Wants More Journalists In Wike’s Cabinet
The chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council, Mr. Stanley Job Stanley has appealed to the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike to consider appointing journalists into his cabinet.
Stanley Job Stanley made the appeal at a reception organized by the NUJ Tide Chapel in honour of the Chairman of Eleme Local Government Area, Hon Philip Okwaraji.
He said journalists qualified to be in the cabinet in view of their wealth of experience and enjoined the Governor to appoint more journalists in his cabinet apart from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim who is a commissioner-designate in the state.
According to him, journalists are also qualified to handle any position in the cabinet, and commended Hon. Phillip Okwaraji his recent award as the Best Local Government Chairman by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha at Abuja, saying that the people of Eleme LGA and indeed NUJ Rivers Sate council are very proud of him.
The state NUJ Chairman enjoined Okwaraji to keep up his developmental projects in the area and also tackle security as one of his priorities, stating that the state council will at the appropriate time also emulate The Tide chapel and honour their own.
In his remarks, the General Manager of Rivers State Newspaper Corporation, Mr. Vincent Ake who was represented by the Director of Administration, Mrs. Jameson Emi described the Eleme LGA boss, Hon. Phillip Okwaraji as a big brother who has made The Tide proud, pointing out that the corporation has become a training ground for future leaders, even with the appointment of Pastor Paulinus Nsirim who was a former staff of The Tide newspaper commissioner-designate.
Ake opined that The Tide would continue to produce people to serve in higher positions and also described the Eleme LGA boss as a committed and hardworking staff.
He charged him to keep up the spirit, and prayed God to give him the wisdom to pilot the affairs of Eleme local government area and make The Tide proud.
In his goodwill message, the former chairman of NUJ, Tide Chapel, Mr. Felix Okogbule said it is a remarkable day as history is made that a former staff of the corporation has performed creditable well that he was honoured as the best LGA chairman.
Earlier, the chairman, NUJ Tide Chapel, Mr. Akujobi Amadi lauded the Eleme Council boss for his developmental efforts and charged him not to rest on his oars as The Tide newspaper and indeed journalists are very proud of him.
In his response, Hon. Philip Okwaraji thanked all for the honour done him and assured that he would not let them down.
Okwaraji hinted that insecurity had been nipped in the bud in Eleme LGA, and with the prevailing peace ushered, prompting investors who left the area to come back.
He said he would continue to do his best for the people of Eleme, adding that in 2020, he would unveil his core agenda, assuring that the Council Secretariat will be commissioned in April.