Members of the Kano State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, are gearing up to elect new set of officers to pilot the affairs of the union, as the tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor executive council winds down.
Subsequently, a five-man Credential Committee was inaugurated by the state council on Tuesday.
Chairman of the council, Comrade Abbas Ibrahim, at the inauguration ceremony, held at Kano NUJ Press Centre, charged members of the committee to adhere to the tenets of fairness in the conduct of their assignments, charging them to be transparent judicious.
Abbas explained that the committee ought to have been inaugurated 90 days before the expected January 2021 tenure expiration period of the incumbent executive, but noted that the advent of COVID-19 played a pivotal role in invoking the witnessed delay.
He said, “We have secured clearance from the national secretariat, so your committee is mandated to conduct elections within the time frame not exceeding six weeks from today.
“In everything, funding is crucial, considering the economic recession and COVID-19, we are making available to the committee, some token as your take-off grant.”
The chairman of the Credential Committee, Adamu Ibrahim Dawakin Tofa, assured the Kano NUJ fraternity that his committee will be fair to all.
He disclosed that the election would be low key, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, while assuring that all prescribed health protocol will be strictly observed prior and during the elections.
Members of the five-man committee include: Adamu Ibrahim Dawakin Tofa, chairman, Radio Kano; Isiyaku Ibrahim, Secretary, ARTV; Grace Ibrahim, member, NOA; Abdullahi Jalaludeen, member, FRCN; Mariam Magaji, member, Ministry of Information, Kano.