Members of the Cross River State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Cross River State Council, on Saturday elected Nsa Gill Of Nation newspaper as its new president.
The Nsa must steer union affairs for a period of three years before new elections are held.
He got 76 votes while his candidate for the chronicles newspaper, Mr. Okar Ibor, the former council secretary, got 50 votes.
Others are the Chronicles newspaper editor, Mr. Solomon Azu, who won 64 votes to defeat his opponent, Mr. Judex Okoro of the Daily Sun newspaper, who won 59 votes for the post of Secretary of State.
For the post of financial secretary, Miss Archibong Iso, of the Nigeria Television Authority NTA, obtained 85 votes to outsmart her political opponent, Miss Veronica Imaji, of the Ministry of Information, Cross River State, obtained 41 votes.
In his post-election speech, Mr. Nsa Gill, promised to do everything in his power to ensure that every member of the union is swept away.
He pledged to hold capacity building workshops to build member capacity, work to improve member welfare, which he said was sacrosanct.
In his earlier remarks, Vice President Zone F (South-South), Mr. Opaka Dokubo, preaches unity, togetherness and unity, calling on members to look into the plight of members.
“Your colleague’s problem should be your problem” emphasizing that with unity and speaking with one voice, heaven.
He challenged the newly elected leaders to do everything in their power to ensure that the union’s secretariat gets a makeover like it has been done in other states.