NAWOJ Dep President Assures Of More S-South Representation

The newly elected Deputy National President of Nigeria Union of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Mrs. Lilian Okonkwo has dedicated her victory to God and assured NAWOJIANS in the South-South of better representation.

Mrs. Okonkwo, who is the Chairman of NAWOJ, Rivers State told The Vortex Correspondent in Port Harcourt after the election held at Minna, Niger State.

That she was motivated by the fact that South-South had not been represented in NAWOJ National elections for so long since after late Mrs. Chisom Onu Eme at the Zonal level.

“In South-South, we need a good representative and I had the confidence that I will make it, although it was tough as we connected old friends and new friends before the real Job of campaigning and casting of votes,” she said.

The new NAWOJ National Deputy President who dedicated her victory to God said it is God that lift people as all victories comes from him, adding “It is not of him that willeth or runneth but of God that giveth grace.”

Mrs. Okonkwo said the essence of leadership is to deliver service and to create capacity and vowed to encourage women to practice Journalism with high sense of professionalism.

Meanwhile, National President, Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Chris Isiguzo has called on female journalists to rally round the newly elected leadership of the National Association Women of Journalists, NAWOJ for robust representation.

He made the call during the 10th Triennial Conference of NAWOJ held in Minna, Niger State while calling on women journalists in Nigeria to be united so as to build a greater association.

He noted that if they are united, they will benefit more, but they are divided, they will lose more. Isiguzo while congratulating the newly NAWOJ executive led by Comrade Ladi Bala urged that the victory should be seen as a challenge to foster better relationships among female journalists and the society at large.

 In her acceptance speech, Comrade Ladi Bala, the elected National President, promised to extend hands of fellowship to everyone for a more feasible and rebranded NAWOJ.

“I want to assure you that our leadership will give training and retraining of women journalists. We will work assiduously to have our secretariat. We will prioritize NUJ as enshrined in the constitution and NAWOJ under our watch shall advance the course of journalism.

“She appealed to other contestants to support her administration with lofty ideas, adding that her administration should be held accountable for failure or successes recorded. 

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