Owena Chapel gets new executives
By Babatunde Olorunleke
New executives that will pilot the affairs of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Owena Press Chapel has been inaugurated.
The executives members are, Mr. Adekola Afolabi, Chairman; Miss. Mary Agidi- Secretary and Mrs. Josephine Oguntoyinbo -Treasurer.
At the inauguration, the Chairman/Editor in Chief of the company, Sir Ademola Adetula commended the union members for the peaceful conduct of the electoral process.
Represented by the Editor, Mr.Akindele Adubuola, the Chairman charged the new executives to put more efforts and commitment into ensuring that the union is given a new face and promised to work with them to achieve common goals that will in turn benefit every member.
The State Chairman of NUJ, Mr. Adetona Aderoboye in his inaugural speech urged the new executives to ensure that the union succeed, saying they should work unanimously with the management and make the welfare of their members a priority.
He assured them of the state secretariat’s support.
The State Secretary of the union, Prince Adeleke Adegbite urged the executives to liaise with and ask questions from their predecessors whenever they hit a brickwall.
The outgoing chairman, Mr.Olusola Alatise in his valedictory speech said having the privilege to lead the chapel for seven years and seven months was a double honour for him and his team.
He highlighted part of his achievements to include; the peace the union enjoyed throughout his tenure, regular augmentation of annual professional fees of members among others, noting that the achievements made of the National Secretariat of NUJ to adjudge the chapel as the best by every standard during its last screening exercise .
He therefore charged the new executives to work as a united team, determined to succeed, see their calling as a selfless service, copy what they feel is good from their predecessors and should not see themselves as above board.
The electoral chairman, Mr Kayode Adegbehingbe in his situation report said he felt elated when he was given the mandate to conduct the election adding that the process was tough and rough because himself and his team have to work within a stipulated time of three weeks. He commended his team and the aspirants for their conduct during and after the election.
Responding on behalf of the new executives, the newly inaugurated chairman, Mr. Adekola Afolabi applauded the electoral team for a job well done. He commended the outgoing executives, especially the chairman for their sagacity and commitment towards making Owena Press chapel a force to be reckoned with.