NUJ Hails Appointment of GM, SA

The Rivers State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has commended the appointment of Chief Ernest Chinwo as General Manager, Rivers State Newspaper Corporation (publisher of The Tide newspaper) and Mr Kelvin Ebiri as Special Assistant to the Governor on Media.

A  statement signed by its NUJ Chairman and Secretary, Stanley Job Stanley and Ike Wigodo, respectively, said the two gentlemen are experienced journalists and members of the NUJ, Rivers State Council adding that the appointment of its two members by Governor Nyesom Wike was a welcome development.

The statement described the two appointments as putting a square peg in a square hole, given the track records of the two appointees in journalism profession and their commitments to duties.

Chief Ernest Chinwo, until his appointment was the South South Bureau Chief of Thisday Newspapers and chairman of the Correspondents Chapel of the NUJ in Rivers State, while Kevin Ebiri was the immediate past Bureau Chief of The Guardian Newspapers, South South.

The Council commended Governor Wike for this wonderful gesture and urged him to inject more professionals in his administration.

While congratulating Chief Chinwo and Mr Ebiri on their appointments, the NUJ charged them to deploy their wealth of experience in journalism profession to their new assignments with utmost candour and humility. 

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