Comrade (Mrs) Tola Gbadamosi has officially taken over as the Chairperson of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Ondo State Council.
She was sworn in by the National President of NAWOJ, Bala represented by the National Financial Secretary, Adeola Adekunle at an event held at the NUJ Press Centre, Akure on Friday.
In her inaugural speech, Comrade Gbadamosi assured that her leadership will continue to sustain developmental programmes on ground while more programmes that will take the association to a higher pedestal would be initiated.
She also expressed her readiness to encourage members on entrenching professionalism and ensuring the actualisation of the association’s core values of Integrity, Meritocracy, Professionalism and Accountability.
While appreciating members for their unanimous decision to elect her unopposed, she solicited for their individual active supports and participation which she said, will make them successful and be proud of themselves.
The Attorney-General and Ondo state Commissioner for Justice, Sir, Charles Titiloye, described the inauguration of Comrade Gbadamosi as showcasing women’s ability in society.
He said women journalists coming together further reminded those in authorities that women should not be marginalized in the scheme of things, saying it is a platform that will give women journalists voice in the profession which must be encouraged.
He charged the leadership of the NUJ to also create an avenue for a woman to emerge as the union’s chairman.
Earlier, the state Chairman of the NUJ, Prince Leke Adegbite appreciated the presence of all invited guests as he noted that the occasion was to formally inaugurate the chairperson who has been acting in that capacity.
Receiving her at her official place of work, the Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of Owena Press Limited, Publisher of The Hope title, Sir Ademola Adetula expressed joy, satisfaction and delight, saying that she had brought dignity to the establishment.
He advised her to maintain her dignity, be firm and always carry along her members in whatever she is doing.
Also, Editor of The Hope, Mr Akin Adubuola enjoined her to take her members interest first and always ensure transparency.
He urged her to make use of what he described as a word of wisdom given to her and to always stand on truth.