BY OLUFISOYE ADENITAN
The New executive members of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Ondo State chapter, have been inaugurated to pilot the affairs of the Association for the next three years.
At the inauguration ceremony which took place on Wednesday at the State’s secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists behind Adegbemile, Akure the state capital, Mrs Doris Olumoko of NTA Akure was returned unopposed as Chairman, while Mrs Tola Gbadamosi of The Hope newspapers also retained the Vice Chairmanship position.
Mrs Tosin Ighoteguono of Positive FM Akure emerged as the new Secretary, Mrs Adefisoye Ajayi of OSRC as Assistant Secretary, while Mrs Folasade Oladehinde of Information chapel emerged as the Treasurer and Mrs Olufisoye Adenitan of Positive FM is the Financial Secretary.
The National President of NAWOJ, Mrs. Ladi Bala who was represented by the national Financial Secretary, Mrs Adeola Adekunle, commended the excellent performance of the outgoing excos even as she enjoined the newly Inaugurated one to work in unity and build on the achievements.
In his remarks, the State NUJ Chairman, Prince Leke Adegbite, pledged support for the new administration, while assuring the union’s commitment to prioritise the welfare of its women’s wing in taking decisions.
He used the medium to announce the readiness of the union to commence the second phase of its pen estate.
State Chairperson of international Federation of Female Lawyers, Mrs Jumoke Ogunjebi while conducting the swearing in advised NAWOJ members to contribute constructively, to the success of the new administration by providing Excos with beneficial ideas.
In her acceptance speech, Doris Olumoko thanked members for the confidence reposed in her to be returned as the chairman for one more term.
According to her, to whom much is given much is expected, as she assured of the readiness to further attract more developments to the association.
Mrs Olumoko noted that the outgoing executives were able to put the name of NAWOJ in the minds of people across the length and breadth of Nigeria, through various empowerment programmes for the downtrodden.