By Victor Bieni
ASABA- A Senior Staff of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Federal Secretariat, Asaba, Delta State Capital, Comrade Abel Johngold recently emerged Chairman in a new set of executive officers to pilot the affairs of the Federal Information Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council as inaugurated by the State Council.
The NUJ Federal Information chapel, Delta State election which was conducted in free and fair manner saw Comrade Abel Johngold Orheruata of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) emerged as Chairman, while Comrade Kelly Gilor of the Federal Ministry of Information emerge as his Vice-Chairman.
Others include, Comrade Tamaraukeboloye Fabua, as Secretary while Comrade Shedrack Okpanefe was sworn-in as the Treasurer of the chapel respectively.
The Chairman of NUJ Delta State Council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, who during the inauguration, congratulated the new executives, described the Chapel as one big united family.
Comrade Ikeogwu, urged members and executive of the Chapel to support the advancement of the Delta State NUJ by actively participating in the State Executive Council activities as well as imbibing the culture of unity and oneness of the Union. He called on members of the chapel to support and respect the new leadership.
The Chairman, who was accompanied by the State Secretary, Comrade Churchill Oyowe, the State Assistant Secretary, Comrade Celestine Afokobah, the State Auditor, Comrade Salvation Ogono as well as the State Ex-Officio Comrade Sam Erunwunsee, used the occasion to advise those that are yet to update themselves professionally, to take advantage of the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ) program by enrolling and obtain the required qualification.
While congratulating the Chapel for a successful election and inauguration, Comrade Ikeogwu appealed to members of the new Exco to discharge their responsibilities in a transparent manner by being professional, fair and just to all.
According to him; “As leaders, it is important that you do not in words or action, give cause to your members or the public to doubt your ability to uphold the sanctity of NUJ Constitution. I sincerely appeal to you to avoid nepotism and bias by ensuring the full implementation of the Constitution of NUJ at all times and carry all your members along”.
In his remarks, the Chapel’s new Chairman, Comrade Abel Johngold Orheruata who spoke on behalf of the new Exco, pledged to lead the Chapel with the fear of God and be guided by the NUJ Constitution.
Comrade Johngold who expressed gratitude to members of the Chapel for their support, promised to carry all along in the scheme of things.