A Premium Times reporter was elected as one of the executives.
The Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, NUJ, Plateau State council, elected new executives on Thursday.
A PREMIUM TIMES’ reporter in Plateau State, Andrew Ajijah, was elected Financial Secretary of the chapel, unopposed.
Others elected were Yusuf Idegu of The Nation newspaper, Chairman; Josiah Buzun of Radio Nigeria, Vice Chairman; and Peter Amine of News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Secretary General.
Other officials were Gyang Bere of Daily Newswatch, Treasurer; Chizoba Aniyoweh of Sliverbird Television, STV, Auditor. Moses Gbande of Eagles Newspaper online defeated Hope Ikwe of Business Day newspaper to clinch the post of Assistant Secretary.
Shortly after the polls, the Chairman of the credential committee, Tongnan Bawa of Nigeria Newsday, in an address, advised the new executives to ensure justice was done to all members in accordance with the constitution.
The state council chairman of the union, Katdapba Gobum, who led the team of state council members to monitor the elections, applauded efforts of the outgoing executive of the Correspondents Chapel for exhibiting prudence in managing finances of the chapel in the past three years. The outgoing executive was led by Yemi Kosoko of Channels Television.
Swearing in the executives, oath commissioner, John Tsok, urged them to abide by the ethics of the profession and ensure professionalism in the practice of journalism.