NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS, KADUNA STATE COUNCIL
CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS AT THE OFFICIAL INAUGURATION OF THE NEW COUNCIL EXECUTIVES RETURNED UNOPPOSED AFTER A RIGOROUS SCREENING.
Pursuant to the powers conferred on me as the Chairman of the Credentials Committee vide Article 5 (9) (a – c) of the NUJ Constitution, I stand before you today with deep sense of humility, but with profound gratitude to God Almighty for helping us to carry out the difficult assignment this Committee was saddled with.
I must say that it was indeed an extremely difficult assignment screening the quality of contestants who indicated interest for various offices of the Union in this Council.
For the purpose of clarity, Article 5 (9) (c) of our great Union’s constitution is unambiguous. It states:
“The Credentials Committee shall act independently of the National President, National Secretary and any other National or State officer of the Union.” So we abided by it in the discharge of our duty.
Let me quickly add with all sincerity that members of this committee did their work with the utmost fear of God and strictly within the confines of the NUJ constitution.
May I unequivocally say that sequel to the disqualification of five (5) contestants who failed to meet the constitutional requirements for clearance to contest the 2021 NUJ Kaduna Council Elections and the withdrawal of one contestant, Mr. Shindong Aquila Bala from the contest, the Credentials Committee was left with the only option of official inauguration of the under-listed officers who were consequently, returned unopposed hence there was no contest.
1 Farida Abubakar – Chairman
2. Gambo Njamu Santos – Secretary
3. Ibrahim Adamu – Assistant Secretary
4. Noah Ebije – Financial Secretary
5. Nicholas Dekera – Treasurer
I therefore, wish to heartily congratulate you, Farida Abubakar and your Executive on your successful unopposed return. I pray that God Almighty shall grant you wisdom and understanding, good health and a large heart to lead and unite the members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna State Council with the fear of God and within the confines of the
Constitution of our great Union.
Thank you and God bless all.
Evang. Mordecai S. Ibrahim