Tunde Bolaji – Minna
Wife of Niger state Governor , Dr Amina Bello, Friday commissioned the State Secretariat of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists. ( NAWOJ) in Minna.
The edifice was constructed by the state government through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in Minna.
Dr. Amina Bello who expressed delight therefore encouraged members of NAWOJ to leverage on creative talents to advance the dissemination of facts and solutions for Sustainable Development Goal 16.
She declared “the SDG goal 16 seeks to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, ensuring public access to information and protecting fundamental freedoms among others.
“I am optimistic that, with the support from government, there would be increased mutual relationship between the media and government agencies for prompt and balanced reportage.
“You should take the opportunity provided by this new edifice and improved facilities to update and upgrade your knowledge and skills for enhanced delivery of your responsibilities. ”
Earlier, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omoyele, National President of NAWOJ, commended the state leadership of NAWOJ saying, the Secretariat was the first of its kind in North central zone.
Omoyele who was represented by Hajiya Jamila Abubakar, Vice President, Zone D, called on other state governments to emulate Niger state to provide a befitting secretariat for women journalists working in their state.
“We commend the Niger state government for acknowledging the role female journalists have been playing in the state with its reward in the edifice donated. I am calling on other governor’s in the zone to emulate the Niger state governor”.
Earlier, Director General, SDG, Alhaji Abdullahi Arah, urged the association to maintain the structure and gave assurance to sustain partnership with NAWOJ.
In her remark, Mrs Mary Berje, the state Chairperson of NAWOJ, commended the state government and SDG for the structure, assuring that, NAWOJIANS will ensure maintenance of the secretariat.