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The Taraba State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), has inaugurated a new set of officers to pilot  affairs of the Union for yet another three years tenure.


The inauguration which followed an election which was conducted through an open ballot system at the Press Center Jalingo, has Comrr. Mathew Eliud Jen of Information Chapel as the chairman of the council.

Adamu Also of Nigerian Television Authority NTA Chapel was elected as the Vice Chairman, Apollos Dennis of Taraba Television TTV as Secretary while Jethro S. Yerga of Worldview Magazine Chapel, returned elected as Assistant Secretary of the Council.



A cross section of the new exco, NUJ, Taraba State Council, taking oath of office. Similarly, Hilda Adebayo of Taraba Broadcasting Corporation TSBS Chapel, has returned elected as the Treasurer, Sylvanus Viashima of Correspondent Chapel, Financial Secretary and Victoria Roland of TTV Chapel as the Auditor respectively.


Announcing the result of the election, Mr. Justin Tyopusuu, the chairman of the credentials committee, noted that all the contestants were unopposed and so returned elected, except the position of the Secretary which was contested by Mr Apollos and Irakunya Ezekiel all of TTV Chapel. In the keenly contested election, Denis Apollos scored 64 votes to defeat Mr Irakunya Tapu who got 57 votes.


The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comr. Chris Isikuzo, congratulated the new executive members and charged them to uphold the constitution of the union and live up to their responsibilities


The National President who was represented by the North East Vice President of NUJ, Zare Baba, frowned at the unusual policy of one tenure system of leadership of the union been observed by the Taraba State Council, describing the act as alien to the constitution of the union.


He explained that the constitution of the union has allowed leaders of the union at all levels to serve for two tenures of office.


Mr. Jen in his acceptance speech, commended members of the Council, especially stake holders of the Council, "the wise men", for taking their time to put in place the new executive and pledged that the Council, under his leadership would justify the confidence reposed in him and his exco by running an open and all inclusive government.


He pledged that his government would be committed to the welfare of members and development of the union and called on members to join hands with the new exco to lift the Council to a greater height, maintaining that the victory was not just a victory for the new exco, but a victory for all members of the Council.

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