Saturday, August 29, 2020

Abiodun Ajala emerges PJAN Lagos chairman - ITREALMS

ITREALMS:

The Lagos State chapter of the Photo Journalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN) has elected new executive committee followed election on Saturday, with chairman, Mr Abiodun Ajala of ThisDay as chairman, reports ITREALMS.


In the new executive saw to emergence of Mr Pius Okeosisi of BusinessDay as Vice chairman; Secretary, Odutayo Odusanya; Assistant Secretary, Mr Tony Eguaye (West Africa News); Treasurer, Mr Akeem Salau (Vanguard); Financial Secretary, Suleimani Huisseni (New Telegraph) and Internal Auditor, Mr Ayodele Adeniran (The Guardian).

The election held at the premises of Lagos Television premises, had some 26 members of PJAN with a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Folorunso Ogunekun on hand to conduct the swearing of oath by the officers into the various offices.

In his acceptance speech Ajala who is the Photo Editor of Thisday Newspapers described the outcome of the election as a true expression of the members’ choice.
He said to the excited gathering that the trust reposed in him and his exco members would not be wished away.

He asked everyone to be rest assured that his administration would be pivoted on professionalism, leadership, teamwork and transparency.

“I am happy with the calibre of people that surrounds me, a new foundation is laid today as members will be treated like kings. I will organise a stakeholders meeting where the future of the association would be laid soon. We are determined to pursue accountability, professionalism, transparency, integrity and prudence.

“Our projection is to classify our programmes into short, medium and long term basis. The change we all desire would begin to manifest in no distant future. “I appeal to members to join hands with us to build the association to that enviable height.

“This executive cannot do it alone and it is the duty of every member present here and those to join us to redeem the great image of our association .

“I appeal to us that we all come together to build PJAN as we have been robbed of everything that belong to us in terms of emoluments and royalties from our intellectual contributions.

“Our development is a function of our input as a group or association and we hope to involve all members to add value to our dear profession,” Ajala submitted.

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