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NUJ Rivers State Council Throws Her Weight Behind Lilian Okonkwo, For Deputy National President Of Nawoj, Says ”Her Outstanding Performance in The state Will Be Replicated At The National Levels”

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council, has adopted The chairperson of Nigerian Association of women journalist NAWOJ to run for the office of the Deputy national president of the association in the forth coming election of the union.

File Photo- NAWOJ MEMBERS RIVERS STATE COUNCIL, L-R, Monica Ogwa,(STV) Kate Sam-Ngbor (RSTV),Anita Ogona & Precious Ahiaokwu Of RFM93.7

The State chairman of NUJ in Rivers state STANLEY JOB STANLEY at the August 2020 congress meeting of the Union held on Wednesday ,26th August, 2020 at Ernest Ikoli Press Centre, Moscow Road,Port Harcourt informed members of the pen fraternity that the union will support Mrs. OKONKWO ambition noting that no member of Rivers state NUJ or NAWOJ has held any position in the national body in the last couple of yearsFile Photo- NUJ STATE CHAIRMAN STANLEY JOB STANLEY WITH ELEME LGA COUNCIL BOSS PHILIP OKPARAJI

speaking to Eastwestreporters at the end of the meeting OPAKA DOKUBO former chairman of NUJ Rivers state said he is excited that Lilian Okonkwo has agreed to do this, because its been a long time that rivers state had their presence at the National level. Mr DOKUBO sought the support of everybody to ensure that a rivers indigene cliche the position, he said talking about the person of Lillian i have confidence in her because she has done so well in rivers state and has been a very strong voice for women and gender issues in the state. for me she is capable and she has all the knowledge that it takes., i should think that everyone who means well for the state would support her to do more.

PIX OPAKA DOKUBO

Another member of NUJ Rivers state and the current chairman of Sports Writers Association in The State, Odede JIM OPIKI, said ordinarily, if i had my way she wont have any opposition and be adopted as the sole candidate. you will agree with me that the way she has ran NAWOJ in the last six years has lifted NAWOJ in the state, she has made the organisation more visible,which has made more bodies to relate with the organisation more and she has been a strong voice for women advocacy in the state and in this region, that is what we want. generally speaking NGOs are more of advocacy groups, if you cannot do advocacy for your group then there is no need to be there. Mr. Opiki added that Lillian Okonkwo has done well and the reward for hard work is more work so she should represent us at the national level.PIX. JIM OPIKI SWAN CHAIRMAN

For his part the River state NUJ Auditor, and the state chairman Nigerian Association of Christian Journalist  ANYALEKIA Godpower also hinted that NUJ council has unanimously adopted Lilian Okonkwo not only to represent Rivers state but to represent the region and the entire country as Deputy National president of NAWOJ because we have tried her, we have seen her quality,and all she has achieved for women in rivers state that is why we firmly give her all our support because she is a leader who have fear of God, so that when they Mann leadership position they will become the real watch dog of the society, he said i wish that NUJ Members present at the meeting, that men are allowed to vote in the electionPIX GODPOWER ANYALEKIA. State Auditor/Chairman NIG. * Of Christian Journalist

Other members of the Union also resolved to throw their weight behind Lilian Okonkwo Ogabu, premised on the fact that she has an outstanding performance in activities of Nawoj in Rivers state.

They said her candidacy would impact positively on the lives of Women in the state and the country in general.

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