The Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council, on Thursday elected a new executive to pilot its affairs for the next three years.
Tope Fayehun of Leadership Newspapers emerged chairman, while Oluwaseun Akingboye of Gaurdian Newspapers, was elected Vice-Chairman of the chapel.
Others are: Tosin Ajuwon of the Daily Times, Secretary and Ayodeji Alabi of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), emerged as the Treasurer of the Chapel.
In the election , the new executives were elected unopposed as they enjoyed the overwhelming supports of members of the chapel
Administering the oath of office on the new executive, Chairman, NUJ Ondo State Council, Comrade Adetona Aderoboye , enjoined them to be upright and focused in their task of piloting the affairs of chapel, noting the enormous challenge ahead of them.
In his acceptance speech, the chairman, Tope Fayehun hailed members of the chapel for the confidence reposed in them, soliciting more support for the executives in the next three years.
According to Fayehun, the time has really come for the new executives to reposition and place the union on the highest pedestal of growth and honour.
Fayehun who spoke on behalf of other executives, said “we shall be standing by our promises to join hands with you as colleagues to ensure transparency and accountability in the running of this chapel, emplacing trust amongst ourselves as members of a great family.
“You will agree with us that we have always been encouraging our esteemed and experienced colleagues, elders, and veterans to help the young ones grow, turnaround our ‘home’ and see to the growth of each and everyone of us as members of this noble profession.
“It’s that democratic decision made by you, us and me as members that gave this set of executive members this rare opportunity to stand in front of you today as “new set of pilots” to steer the affairs of this great chapel for the next three years; and we solemnly pledge: we won’t betray your trust.
“It’s on this good note we are urging each and everyone of us to allow the unity of purpose, togetherness, willingness and sincerity of intentions needed for the push and uplift of the chapel to an enviable height.
“I believe with our unity of purpose, togetherness, willingness, readiness and total commitment, we will jointly move together to reposition not only our chapel, but ourselves as well.
“We’re ready to serve you to the level of ensuring a maximum turnaround positively for our chapel; we must also encourage ourselves as members that here is our real “Home” where the real change will occur, it can only flow to “Adegbola Junction.” We must not forget our Jerusalem!.”
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