The newly elected executives of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, Ogun state chapter has been sworn in to paddle the affairs of the association for the next three years.
The inauguration which recorded the presence of Several journalists both within and outside Ogun state state was held at the NUJ secretariat in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The NAWOJ National President, Ladi Bala represented by the Vice President, Zone B, Mrs Omobola Akingbehin urged the new executives as well as other female journalists in the state to embrace professionalism in the discharge of their journalistic duty.
While presenting the presenting the certificate of office to the the new executives – Sekinat Salam-Opebiyi, Chairperson; Oluwatoyin Adegoke, Vice Chairperson; Omobilaji Adekunle, Secretary and Adejoke Adeleye, Assistant Secretary , the representative of the NAWOJ National President, expressed optimism that the association will take a better turn under the new leadership.
The newly inaugurated Chairperson of the Association, Sekinat Salam-Opebiyi of Voice of Nigeria (VON) pledged to be dedicated and passionate in leading Ogun NAWAJ to greater heights.
Sekinat also pledged to lead Ogun NAWOJ towards becoming more progressive and result driven Association.
She stressed the importance of social responsibility in journalism, advocated more programmes target at curbing violence against women and the girl child, and promoting increased women’s representation in governance.
She emphasized that women journalists should uphold the ethics of journalism and strive to ensure truth prevails at all time.
The chairperson also mentioned the role of women journalists in their communities and their commitment to contributing to the nation’s development.
She called for unity and collaboration among NAWOJ members, as she promised to organize training programs, ensure welfare packages, and foster unity and love among members.
She therefore seek support from NAWOJ members and express her commitment to an open-door policy for ideas and collaborations aimed at uplifting NAWOJ in Ogun State.
Her words “Our dear Ogun state is known for her uniqueness of being the first in every of human endeavours in Nigeria, please let’s all come together and make it great again.
“To achieve this, we will facilitate trainings both internationally and locally. Also as part of my priority is to ensure good welfare packages for our members, and frequent organization of programmes of interest that would have positive impact on our daily activities as professionals.
“Most importantly, I promise to ensure continuous unity, equity and love among NAWOJ members and journalism generally in Ogun State.”