“Due to the edge male journalists have, the need for women to form their organisation so as to provide equal opportunities for women arose.
“But what we have now is not what we bargained for,’’ she said.
Omowole, a one-time National Deputy President of NAWOJ, said the association had over the years lost track and had not become very relevant in the scheme of things.
“I promise to bring back the former glory of this association,” she said.
The aspirant promised to ensure that the association carried along all its members in its activities.
She said, if elected, she would be particular about training and retraining of members.
“We will also ensure skills acquisition in soap and beads making, tie and dye, among others, for members after retirement,’’ Omowole said.
“It will also be an avenue to foster better relationship and love among women in the country,’’ she said.
The aspirant lamented the fact that an association like NAWOJ, after 25 years of existence, has no records of its activities and members.
Babatunde said the association had lost its former glory, alleging that it lost its partnership with John Hopkins University in the U.S. because of embezzlement by some members.
She charged members to support Omowole to bring a positive change to the association.(NAN)