by Juliana K. Tauna, Kaduna
Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has been described as the “vehicle that drives the society to good governance.”
As such, women journalists have be urged not to allow the group to be taken ten years backward with the kind of leaders they will elect into office in the forthcoming (Minna) election.
An aspirant vying for presidency of the Association, Mrs. Ladi Bala, gave the advice when she took her campaign to NAWOJ members in Kaduna state chapel on Thursday, 5th November, 2020.
According to her, journalists are saddled with the responsibility of impacting humanity positively and, that, the association provides women the opportunity to serve as well as contribute their quota to the development of the society.
She said she will provide mentorship training that will drive young girls in the profession to a greater height when given the mandate to serve as president of the association.
Mrs. Ladi also promised to sustain training and retraining of NAWOJ members, and also provide ICT training, in order to develop ability of women journalists to enable them meet up with today’s society.
The presidential aspirant also promised to carry advocacy visits on issues that affect women in the profession as well as empower women, among other related issues.
Another aspirant vying for the position of National Secretary, Hajiya Daharatu Ahmed Aliyu, whose manifestos is to ensure effective coordination of the secretariat, promised to carry everybody along, if given the opportunity to serve.
She also urged NAWOJ delegates to put sentiments aside and vote for credible leaders that will move the association forward.
In his speech, the council chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna Chapel, Adamu Yusuf, appealed to Kaduna NAWOJ members to elect their own (NUJ’s candidate), who is vying for the position of the national secretary and any other credible candidates for others positions.
According to him, among the four candidates vying for president, any of them that win can drive the association to greater heights.
He however urged the entire four candidates vying for the position of the president to all joint their campaign promises and work together after the elections regardless of who win the election.