The six members of Executive Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Kogi State chapter have been re-elected for another 3-year term in office.
This is even as the National Vice President, North Central Zone of the Union, Chief Wilson Bako charges them to put in their best in promoting the welfare of members in the state as well as transparency in the activities of the chapter.
Speaking at the Press Centre Lokoja during the 2020 NUJ Triennial Delegates Conference and Inauguration of new Executives of NUJ, Kogi State Council, Chief Bako also called on the State Governments to synergize with media practitioners to ensure sustainable development.
According to Bako, if Government must succeed in delivering good governance, it needs to work hand in hand with journalists.
He further urged the Kogi state government to redeem the various promises made to the union since government had no grievance against the union.
In his commitment, the newly Inaugurated Chairman of the Kogi State Council of the NUJ, Alhaji Adeiza Mommoh Jimoh of Radio Nigeria, Prime FM, Lokoja who was returned unopposed alongside six other Executives expressed appreciation members for the opportunity given them to serve another three years in office.
While acknowledging the perseverance of members through challenging times over the years, Alhaji Adeiza stressed the need for journalists in the state to abide by the ethics of journalism to keep Government accountable to the people.
According to him, the present administration in the state had tried in providing a new office building for the state owned Graphic newspaper, provision of OB Van for the state Radio station as well as employment of some media staff.
He however enjoined the state government to provide equipment and more fund for the state media outfits as well as extend hands of fellowship to other media organisations in the state which are not owned by the State Government.
In a remark, Kogi state Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr Kingsley Fanwo represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Peter Steven advised journalists in the state to continue to ensure professionalism in their reportage noting that the present administration would support the NUJ in propagating Government policies and programmes across the state.