The Akwa Ibom commissioner for information and strategy, recently, played host to the two-month old new executive committee of the state chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), led by the chairperson, Comrade Nsikak Okon.
Comrade Ini Ememobong congratulated the new state executive members and urged them to undertake impactful initiatives that would not only be beneficial to the society but would leave the imprint of the new executive on the sands of time.
Represented by the permanent secretary in the Ministry, Akparawa James Edet, after welcoming the NAWOJ team to his office, Ememobong wished the new executive well in office.
The new chairperson of Akwa Ibom State chapter ofNAWOJ, Okon, said the executive and members were in the Ministry on a familiarization visit, intimating that as part of activities of its first 100 days in office, the executive was embarking on Advocacy campaign on the education of the boy-child.
The national secretary of NAWOJ, Comrade Helen Udofa, commended the commissioner for the positive changes he has brought about in the Ministry, particularly in the training and retraining of staff of the ministry for efficiency in service delivery, since he came on board.
She intimated that the National Secretariat of NAWOJ is scheduled to host the National Executive Committee (NEC) of NAWOJ in Delta State between June 9th and 10th and called for support from the ministry and indeed the state government to enable the new state chairperson and state secretary to attend the NEC meeting, where they will be formally admitted into the NAWOJ NEC.
Present at the event that witnessed the presentation of publications of the Ministry to the new NAWOJ Executive, were directors and staff of the ministry.