By Abdallah el-Kurebe

The Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA),
has commended the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Journalists (NAAJ) for the peaceful election of new Executive Council (EXCO) members of the association.

Speaking at venue of the election, which took place on Thursday in Lagos, the Director of Corporate Affairs of the leading business group in the country, Mrs. Rosemary Orubor described the election as not only peaceful but also transparent.

She called on the new EXCO and members of NAAJ to ensure effective coverage of agricultural and agro-allied sectors of the economy in order to create the needed awareness of the potentials of the sectors.

Those elected as new executives include Stanley Ihedigbo of New Telegraph, National Chairman; Femi Orioye of OGBC FM, Vice Chairman; Onyeka Udoka of National Mirror, Financial Secretary and Barnabas Esiet of the Superscreen TV, Treasurer.

Ihedigbo, in his acceptance speech, described NAAJ elections as victory not only for agriculture but also farmers and other stakeholders in the sector.

Stressing that the doors of NAAJ were open to accommodate all true Agriculture Journalists, the Chairman explained that the association’s cardinal programme was “to build members’ reportorial capacity, enhance professional imagery, build strong bridges of industry relationship that is aimed at elevating the capacity of members without compromising ethics and universal principles of the practice of journalism.”