Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State and Chairman, 19 Northern States Governors forum has assured the Plateau state chapter of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ of his support for the success of Mrs. Lucy Chindaba’s candidature at the forthcoming National Elective Conference of the Association in Niger State.
Governor Lalong gave the assurance at the flag off Campaign for Mrs. Lucy Chindaba for the post of National President of NAWOJ, tagged “Rejuvenation” at CRUDAN Hall in Jos, the Plateau state capital.
The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the government of Plateau state, Prof. Danladi Atu, extolled Mrs. Lucy Chindaba virtues and promised to give her all necessary support to actualize her vision to reinvigorate the Association.
Lalong called on Mrs. Chindaba who happens to be his class mate in Secondary School and the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ to enforce professionalism in the association if given the mandate, as according to him some bad eggs have infiltrated the media profession.
The governor who was overwhelmed with support of the NAWOJians from other states, reassured them of the peaceful atmosphere in the state, which is attracting investors and many National programmes to the state.
The patron, Plateau State Council of NUJ and the Emir of Wase, Dr. Muhammadu Sambo Haruna appealed to the Plateau state governor to support him with all necessary logistics to deliver Mrs. Lucy Chindaba as President of NAWOJ at the forthcoming National election.
Also speaking, the Plateau state Commissioner for Information, Dan Manjang who was represented by the Permanent secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Michael Pam, promised that the Ministry will market the candidature of Mrs. Lucy Chindaba to clinch the office she is vying for.
The state Chairman of NAWOJ, Mrs. Jennifer Yarima while soliciting support for their candidate, assured all delegates that they on the Plateau are apostles of transparency and accountability.
She noted that their support for Mrs. Chindaba candidacy was borne out of the leadership quality she exhibited when she served as National secretary of the association for the period of two terms.
The NAWOJ Presidential hopeful, Mrs. Lucy Chindaba said apart from giving priority to the welfare of members, she pledged to reorient the younger NAWOJ members, create sources of income for the Association and stand as a voice for the vulnerable women and Children in the society.
There were goodwill messages from the National Vice President, Zone D of NAWOJ Mrs Jamila Abubakar, NUJ National Vice President, Zone D, Chief Wilson Bako and the Plateau state Chairman of NUJ, Paul Jatau among others.
NAWOJ representatives came to witness the flag off of the Lucy Chindaba Presidency campaign from across the 19th northern states including Lagos and other states.