IT WAS a new dawn for the Anambra State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) as newly elected chairman, Odogwu Emeka Odogwu unfolded his agenda for the union.
Odogwu unveiled his agenda during his maiden council congress as council chairman at the Godwin Ezeemo International Press Centre, Awka.
The chairman, who pledged to run an inclusive, accountable and transparent tenure, explained: “I will be a servant-leader who will along with my executive committee members, use our wealth of experience in professionally rebuilding the council”.
Odogwu emphasised his readiness to build a synergy with the state government, which according to him, will have a positive impact on the council.
He made the commitment after a provision of a brand new 18-seater bus to the council by Gov. Willie Obiano.
He explained that investors have been inundating the centre, urging all to come together as comrades to change the narrative and rebuild the council into a formidable body to support the sustained growth of democracy at all levels in the polity.
Odogwu while inaugurating various sub-committees he set up, urged them to work as a team to be able to achieve success.
Rev. Fr. Martin Anusi, the FIDES Director gave a message of hope to the council.
He said that he was present on election day and had never witnessed a more convivial gathering of journalists the way he saw it on that day, explaining that it was a great testimony to the emergent leadership of the council in Anambra State.
The turnout of the council members for the election was a clear indication that the members were determined to move the union to greater heights.
Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka Prof. Charles Esimone, who was the guest at the congress, said that he had always had a cordial work relationship with the Anambra State Council of the NUJ.
The Anambra State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Mr Tochukwu Ikenga said that he came to identify with the new leadership of the council as a fellow journalist, noting that the only difference was his uniform.
The Registrar, Federal Polytechnic, Oko and a former Correspondent Chapel Chairman, Obini Onuchukwu noted that the council was heading towards a successful direction from what he could bear witness to.