Ekiti NUJ Online Media Chapel Gets New Executives as Council tasks members on professionalism, prompt payment of practicing fee

The Online Media Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ekiti State Council on Thursday gets its new Executive members that will pilot the affairs of the Chapel for the next three years.

Speaking at the election which produced Comrade Ayodele Abere as the Chairman, Yemi Olajutemu as Vice Chairman, and Emmanuel Adeniran as Secretary of the chapel, the Chairman of Ekiti NUJ Council, Comrade Rotimi Ojomoyela expressed his delight with the chapel for their giant strides in news coverage, which has earned them concrete recognition from government and other non government institutions in and outside the state.

Ojomoyela, represented by the Secretary of the Union, Comrade Kayode Babatuyi also warned the Chapel against enrolling intending members who are not qualified under the profession as stipulated in the constitution of the Union.

While charging the members to pay their check-off dues for the progress of the Chapel and the state council, he urged the new leadership to be up and doing in the discharge of their duties as permitted by law without putting personal interest.

“Payment of check-off due is very crucial as stipulated by the constitution of the Union. Non-payment of the due is the major factor retarding the progress of the council and we need to work towards ensuring that every member pays.

“Make professionalism and hard work your watchword. Online Media has become a vibrant branch of the council as other chapels now compete with them.” He added

Also, the Chairman, NUJECO Online Media, Comrade Lawrence Ibitoye charged the new leadership to carry out the assignments given in accordance with the constitution of the Union by their jobs as expected of them.

In his acceptance speech, the Chairman of the chapel, Comrade Ayodele Abere appreciated the leadership of NUJ and members of the Chapel for giving him the opportunity to oversee the affairs of the Chapel for the next 3 years.

Pledging on behalf of other executive members, Abere that the new leadership will always put the interest of the chapel above personal interest adding that they would not betray the confidence reposed in them.

On his part, an Ex-Officio at the state council, Comrade Yaquob Popoola also implored the chapel to be disciplined, hardworking and preserve the image of the Chapel.

Other executive members include  Precious Oham as Asst. Sec and Adebayo Adenrele as Financial Secretary.

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