By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON) has elected new executive members that will run its affairs for the next two years, with the maritime correspondent of New Telegraph Newpaper Paul Ogbuokiri emerging as its president.
Though, all the executive members of the foremost maritime reporters’ group in Nigeria were elected unopposed, Andrew Utulu of Daily Independent emerged as Vice President.
Other members include Dailyfocus News Online correspondent Roland Ekama Secretary General, Kingsley Adeniyi of Premium Times Assistant Secretary General, Segun Oladipupo of The Journal Financial Secretary, while Innocent Orok of New Experience Newspaper, was returned as the Treasurer.
Among the new executive members were Lola Adesokan of the Searchlight Provost, Vera Osokpo of Superscreen Television Welfare Officer, while Uzor Odigbo of The Niche emerged the Public Relations Officer of the Association.
Similarly, the outgoing President, Mr. Ismail Aniemu was elected into the Board of Trustees BoT of the Association
In his acceptance speech, the new president, Paul Ogbuokuri assured that the executives under his watch would work towards ensuring that issues bothering on the welfare of the members are placed above every other issues.
He described the association as the standard bearer in maritime reportage adding that hard work, diligence and team spirit play integral role in covering the nation’s maritime and other relevant sector of the Nation’s economy.
The newly elected President further maintained that the executive have mapped out strategies to ensure that stakeholders in the sector are engaged in line with agenda setting and discourse.
Ogbuokiri further called on members to work together as a team to achieve a common goal noting that understanding among members plays a key role in driving the association to the promise land.