From Paul Orude, Bauchi
The Yobe State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Tuesday, inaugurated the Federal University Gashua (FUGA) Chapel, as one of the arms of its Chapel in the state.
The council swore in the newly elected Executive Members of the FUGA Chapel.
The oath of office and swearing-in were of the FUGA Executives was administered by the Chairman of the State Council of the Union, Mallam Rajab Mohammed.
The NUJ Chairman, who was represented by the Vice Chairman, urged the newly inaugurated Chapel to abide by the constitution of the Union.
Mohammed urged the new leadership of the FUGA Chapel to adhere strictly to the ethics of journalism, especially in the area of objective and balanced reportage.
While congratulating the newly inaugurated Chapel, the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Gashua, Professor Maimuna Waziri, promised to provide all necessary supports to the university chapel to enable them perform their duty efficiently.
“With your inauguration today, you have therefore been integrated into the Nigerian Union of Journalists; therefore, you have no excuse but to perform your duty with efficiency and professionalism,” Professor Waziri said.
“Remember, I will not allow you to rest by ensuring that you carry out the task of showcasing the activities of this university not only to Nigerians alone but to the world at large,” the VC said.
The new officers of The FUGA Chapel are: Adamu Saleh as Chairman, Kabiru Abdullahi as Vice Chairman, Abubakar Habu as Secretary, and Yahaya Mohammed as Assistant Secretary.
Others include Atinuke Aroge as financial secretary, Deborah Simon as Treasurer, and Malam Garba Saleh as Auditor.
Present at the event was the Chairperson of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Yobe State chapter, Hajiya Fatima Mohammad Ahmad, the NUJ Secretary Alhassan Sule Mamudo, Mohammed Mai Tela, and other state Council executive members.
Others who also witnessed the inauguration of the FUGA Chapel were the University Registrar represented by Principal Assistant Registrar (PAR), Mallam Ahmed Isa Nguru, the Bursar Mallam Mohammed Ahmed Ali, Director Works Engineer Adamu Ahmed Janga, Director CIDS Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Jajere, and Chairman NASU Comrade Salisu Danladi.
In their separate remarks, they all charged the leaders of the Chapel to live above board and ensure everyone was carried along.
Responding, the new Chapel Chairman, Saleh promised to champion journalists’ welfare through capacity training and run an all-inclusive administration, assuring the university management of better service delivery.