The Nigerian Union of Journalists extols the appointments of tested professionals and technocrats to head some Federal Government owned media establishments and parastatals.
We commend President Muhammedu Buhari for appointing tested professionals like Duro Onabule as Chairman of NTA Board and Otunba Olusegun Runsewe as DG Council of Arts and Culture amongst others.
The appointment of Runsewe which is well received, comes as a relief as efforts are being made to reposition the Arts and Culture sector.
As Chairman of the International Institute of Journalism Governing Council Abuja, and an experienced Technocrat, we believe that he will deploy all the experience he acquired over time to revamp the sector.
We equally salute the other key appointments into positions in NTA and FRCN.
This development surely explains that the Federal Government is mindful of the complex nature of these key areas and desires to make a meaningful change.
It is our conviction that these highly intelligent and resourceful individuals will bring the much needed change to uplift their respective sectors.
Certainly this assignment is difficult but with the caliber of professionals appointed and with our support , the desired milestone will be achieved within a limited time.
While rejoicing with these appointments, we urge the appointees to justify the confidence we all have in them.
Shuaibu Usman Leman
Nigerian Union of Journalists