Being the full text of Speech presented by Comrade Tola Gbadamosi, the Ondo state Chairperson, NAWOJ, at her inauguration held on Friday, July 14th, 2023 at the NUJ Press Center, Adegbemile, Akure
I thank Almighty God for this great opportunity to serve you as the state Chairperson of NAWOJ and particularly the NAWOJians for their trust in me to steer the mantle of leadership of our great association.
I also express my appreciation to our parent body, the state council of the NUJ, who has been playing the fatherly role all this while.
NAWOJ has become a household name in our Sunshine State and we must continue to sustain the tempo and strive to bring new innovations to further improve the lots of women and children.
As one big family, irrespective of our different offices, it is time to close our ranks, come together, work as a team, and forge ahead to attain greater heights.
Great NAWOJians ! I thank you all for the unanimous decision to elect me unopposed but I must say that I am only here to serve my distinguished fellow women journalists in every way possible and I need your support and prayers to succeed.
My leadership will continue to sustain development programmes on ground, while more programmes that will place this great association on a higher pedestal would be brought on board .
These could only be achievable with our individual active support so that we can all be proud of ourselves.
Dear distinguished colleagues, apart from this, my administration shall, in general, encourage and educate our members to continue to entrench professionalism and ensure the actualisation of our core values of Integrity, Meritocracy, Professionalism and Accountability.
I must however, appreciate our numerous guests who, despite their busy schedules and commitments, deemed it necessary to grace this occasion with their valued presence.
Greatest of the great NAWOJians ! I say thank you once again as I promise not to disappoint the confidence you all repose in me.