The new executive of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Akwa Ibom State Chapter, is set to mark 100 days in office next month, July 2022.
This was disclosed by the NAWOJ executive in the state led by the chairperson, Comrade Nsikak Okon, during a courtesy visit to the commissioner for information, Akwa Ibom State, Comrade Iniobong Ememobong, Wednesday.
According to her, the event is planned out to hold a rural sensitization exercise for the male-children in rural areas of thethree senatorial districts in the state.
Also, it will be a time where experts in the area of gender-based issues will be converged to train female journalists in the state on how to report gender-based violence and other related cases. A church thanksgiving has been slated within that period to appreciate God for the emergence of the new executive and to commit their tenure to God.
“Our visit to the ministry is to formally introduce the new executive members of NAWOJ to the commissioner and his management team.
“We are here also to formally intimate to the commissioner our upcoming event of marking 100 days in office and solicit for needed support as a mother ministry,” Comrade Nsikak Okonexplained.
Also speaking, the national secretary of NAWOJ, ComradeHelen John, appreciated the commissioner for embarking on continuous training and retraining of staff of the ministry and media personnel in the state.
She seized the opportunity to intimate to the ministry of upcoming national events concerning the group.
Responding, the commissioner, Comrade IniobongEmemobong, congratulated the new executive and members of NAWOJ for the success in their just concluded elections.
He noted that the focus of the 100 days in office celebration planned by the present executive is apt as the society has risen to the demand of sensitizing the male-child which negligence over the years has created a big moral-gap which must be closed.
Represented by the permanent secretary, Akparawa James Edet, the commissioner promised to support the group in their programmes. He urged women in journalism to engage ethical practices and always sue for balance reportage.
Also present during the visit were directors and other members of the management team in the ministry, executive members of NAWOJ and other members of the group.