Okowa congratulates Isiguzo on re-election as NUJ President

The governor expressed optimism that Isiguzo would perform better in his second term.

Delta Gov Ifeanyi Okowa interacts with the media in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated Comrade Chris Isiguzo on his re-election as President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Isiguzo the South East Bureau Chief of THISDAY Newspaper, was re-elected unopposed during the union's 7th Triennial National Delegates Conference, held on Thursday in Umuahia, Abia State.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa lauded the union's delegates for re-electing Isiguzo for a second term.

He expressed optimism that Isiguzo would perform better in his second term given what he brought to bear on the union's leadership in his first term.

He remarked that Isiguzo, first elected President of the union in 2018 in Abeokuta, has not only stabilised the NUJ, but has also brought a lot of candour and panache to NUJ leadership.

Okowa said, “I have never doubted your ability to effectively lead the union to enviable heights you have taken it to, and I must thank your colleagues for rewarding your excellent performance in the last three years by unanimously returning you and some of your executive members unopposed.

"As we approach the 2023 general elections, the role of the media in ensuring that Nigerians get free, fair and credible polls cannot be overemphasized.

"I, therefore, charge you and your colleagues to provide balanced reportage as you shape opinions and set agenda ahead of the polls.

"The media as Fourth Estate of the Realm must, at this critical time in our country, prominently play its fundamental watchdog role, holding leaders accountable to the people.

"The media should lead in directing governance on the right path, including the rule of law, and ensure that all tenets of democracy are upheld in the country.

"On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate you, Comrade Chris Isiguzo, on your well-deserved re-election as president of Nigeria Union of Journalists," he added and assured him and the union of his support at all times.

The governor congratulated members of the union for a successful conference.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Adesina says Buhari wants peace and unity in Nigeria

Adesina says Buhari wants peace and unity in Nigeria

Buhari charges UNILORIN to lead research on local vaccine production

Buhari charges UNILORIN to lead research on local vaccine production

NCDC announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths, 176 new infections

NCDC announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths, 176 new infections

Nigerian Army to partner Lagos hospitals for better healthcare delivery

Nigerian Army to partner Lagos hospitals for better healthcare delivery

NDLEA decorates 68 promoted officers in Imo

NDLEA decorates 68 promoted officers in Imo

#EndSARS: Gov Obaseki promises to pay N190m compensation to victims in Edo

#EndSARS: Gov Obaseki promises to pay N190m compensation to victims in Edo

Gov Makinde confirms Atiku, Tambuwal, Bala Mohammed's interest in 2023 presidency

Gov Makinde confirms Atiku, Tambuwal, Bala Mohammed's interest in 2023 presidency

NCC raises alarm over new virus that steals banking details

NCC raises alarm over new virus that steals banking details

Abuja-Kaduna train services resume on Saturday

Abuja-Kaduna train services resume on Saturday