The new leadership of the Federated Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Akwa Ibom Council, has hit the ground running with the setting-up and inauguration of six committees.
The leadership announced the committees through the chairman, Comrade Nsibiet John, during its inaugural congress at the NUJ Press Centre, Information Drive in Uyo.
John and his seven-man executive were elected Friday, February 25, 2022 after the expiration of the two-term chairmanship of Comrade Inimfon Silas.
The six committees include: magazine, press week, welfare, sports, chaplaincy and cooperative committees.
The Magazine Committee has 15 members led by the editorial consultant, Comrade Joe Iniodu, with Idorenyin Aquaisua as editor and Priscilla Christopher as secretary.
While the 12-member Press Week Committee has Idiongo Akpanukoh as chairman and Donatus Archibong as secretary; the Welfare Committee has 11 members with Ekomobong Iseh as chairman and Idorenyin Nkop as secretary.
Similarly, the nine-member sports committee has Bassey Ibiatisuho as chairman and Ubong Inyang as secretary, just as the 7-member Chaplaincy Committee has Comrade Emmanuel Eduongo as chairman and Stanley Orji as secretary.
Again, the 10-member Cooperative Committee is led by Manasseh Umoette as chairman and Ndiuwem Okuku as secretary.
While inaugurating the committees at congress, the chairman of Federated Chapel, John stated that his administration’s leadership template was to make the day-to-day running of the chapel a collective affair.
Flanked by his vice chairman, Comrade Imoh Etukuko; secretary, Emmanuel Ntekim and others, John believed that the Federated Chapel, was populated by experienced and committed members who should willingly contribute to the chapel’s daily administration.
Reminding the committees of their onerous task of generating funds to carry out their mandates, John charged their leaderships and members to be sacrificial in cooperating with his administration for the collective pursuits of his leadership’s desired goals.
The state chairman of NUJ, Comrade Amos Etuk, expressed delight with the visionary and people-oriented leadership of John, admitting that what he saw at the Congress was a mark of great leadership that was to come.
Etuk encouraged chapel members to unite like a family while showing commitment to assigned duties.
The congress was also attended by chairmen of other chapels and friends of the Federated Chapel.