Kwara NAWOJ election holds, Friday


By Joke Adeniyi-Jackson

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Kwara Council has rescheduled its election for Friday, 31st August, 2018.

The election was earlier billed to hold on Thursday 30th August, 2018.

This is contained in a statement by the 2018 NAWOJ Electoral Committee and signed yesterday by its Chairman and Secretary, Hajia Sherifat Olajumoke Adeyemi and Hajia Sikirat Shehu respectively.

The committee explained that the development came on the heels of a directive from the parent body of the association, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kwara Council owing to a planned protest for Thursday.

Councils of the NUJ nationwide are expected to stage a protest against harassment and intimidation of newsmen in Nigeria within premises of their various secretariats.

The statement reads in part: “A letter dated 24th August, 2018 and signed by the state council Chairman, Mallam Abdulwab Umar informed the committee that the earlier 30th August slated for the election will not be convenient for the council owing to the nationwide protest.”

The statement, however, said that the sales of form and submission would close today, Monday 27th August, 2018.

It further said that other activities include, screening of aspirants, which will come up on 28th August, adding that names of cleared candidates would be published on 29th August, 2018.

The committee therefore solicited support and cooperation of all members for a successful and credible election.

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