NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ) KWARA STATE
SECRETARIAT REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY, 2020
Glory, Honour and adoration be unto God Almighty for His grace and for how he helped us throughout last year. We equally appreciate Him for giving us the opportunity to witness the first Congress in this year 2020.
Congress in session, below are the highlights of major activities of the Council from December 2019 to date.
1. The Council received the Federal Government water intervention through the Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority, Ilorin. The Authority rehabilitated our motorised bolehole, while additional four storex were installed.
2. The Council held the maiden edition of Kwara NUJ Christmas Carol Service on December 13th, 2019 and it was well attended by members.
3. His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Mall. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq paid an unscheduled visit to the NUJ Press Centre, Ilorin on Tuesday 21 January, 2020. In the course of this Congress, the Council Chairman will elaborate more on His Excellency’s visit.
4. There is need to inform the congress in session that the rent of the occupant of the NUJ Guest House has expired since October last year and they refused to hand over the property to the council or pay for renewal of the rent. Therefore the council has filed a case of recovery of possession. The Council Chairman will brief us further on the matter.
5. Also, the Council inaugurated the new executives for the State Information Chapel. Alh. Abdulganiyu Atere returned as the Chapel’s Chairman.
6. The Media Advocacy and Technologies Centre (MATECO) in Collaboration with Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kwara State will hold a Roundtable Discussion themed: ‘Making Fact-Checking a Sustainable Solution to the Fake News Menace in Kwara State’ on Saturday 8th February 2020 at Press Centre, Ilorin by 2:00pm. Members are expected to attend.
Dcn. Omotayo Ayanda