The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, has congratulated Mr Isaac Ukpoju on his emergence as the Chairman, Correspondents’ Chapel of the state chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
The Nigeria News Agency reports that Ukpoju is a Principal Correspondent with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN).
The speaker’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Jibrin Gwamna, and made available to NAN on Saturday, in Lafia.
He also congratulated other elected officials of the chapel on their victories, while urging them to be above board.
“On behalf of the speaker, principal officers, members and staffers of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, we congratulate Mr Isaac Ukpoju of the Nigeria News Agency as chairman and all the newly-elected executives of Correspondents’ chapel.
“We wish you people the very best of your tenure,” he said.
The statement called on the members of the chapel and other journalists in the state to continue to be objective in their reportage, in the interest of development.
NAN reports that Ukpoju polled 15 votes to defeat his rival, Rabiu Omaku of Universal Reporters who scored 10 votes.
NAN also reports that Mr David Michael of Daily Independent also scored 14 votes to defeat Mr Mohammed Yaginda of Blueprint Newspaper with 11votes.
Other officials returned unopposed were Gambo Ahmed, Vice Chairman; Peter Ahmed, Secretary; Aliyu Muraki, Assistant Secretary; Abubakar Abdullahi, Financial Secretary and Able Daniel, Auditor. (NAN)
Edited by Abiodun Esan and ‘Wale Sadeeq