NUJ inaugurates members of credentials committee for delegates conference

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ABUJA – The Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ), Friday inaugurated a 7-member credentials to organize its 5th triennial conference.

The election is scheduled to in Abuja June 27.

Speaking before inaugurating the , NUJ President, Alhaji Muhammed Garba, urged the to conduct credible the union would be proud .

“I want you people to conduct the forthcoming to be more credible the just concluded general .

“We have covered other elections; is the time for us to show good example for others to follow,’’ he said.

He commended the for commencing its duties even before the formal inauguration, adding that the inauguration was just a ceremony.

Garba said that the National Working Committee (NWC) the union carefully identified the , before selecting them.

He said that some criteria ranging from credibility and commitment to the union were considered before the were selected.

He expressed confidence that the committee would perform creditably well in its assignment.

“The National Secretariat will always be there to render any form of assistance to the committee in order for you to succeed,’’ he said.

He said though the committee was independent, not be independent of the National Secretariat, adding that always refer to the secretariat for guidance.

The president promised that his office would assist the committee to enable it succeed in its assignment.

“If you cannot reach me, you will definitely reach the National Secretary for any form of assistance regarding the elections.

“I can also assure you that I do not have to be in Abuja for you to reach out to me for any assistance,’’ Garba said.

The credentials committee is chaired by Mr Gbenga Onayiga.

The members are: Aishatu Sule, Olalere, Igwe Okoro, Gobum Kadapba and Patric Albert, while Ladi Patrick, would serve as Secretary.

Speaking behalf of the committee, its chairman, Mr Gbenga Onayiga, expressed delight at the given to him and the members to serve the union.

He expressed appreciation to the union for selecting them out of the thousands of journalists across the country.
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“We have searched conscience and we have resolved to give the union best.

“We will not let the president and great union down for whatever reason,’’ he said.

Onayiga expressed confidence that with the calibre of its membership, the union be rest assured that the elections would be credible. (NAN)
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