The Bayelsa State Government has lauded the State Council of the Nigeria Union Journalists, NUJ for upholding the sanctity of its constitution by conducting what has turned out to be a peaceful and credible election of new officers to run its affairs.
A Government House statement also congratulated the newly elected Chairman, Mr. John Angese for emerging victorious and urged him to use his office to promote and propagate the ideals of the journalism profession, as the watchdog of society.
The statement also felicitated with other officers of the new executive, stressing that, they have a responsibility to work as a team to take the NUJ in the State to new heights and equally uphold the core principles of the profession at all times.
It called for a robust collaboration and working relationship between the Government and the NUJ at all times, especially in the area of adequate dissemination of the Government’s policies and programmes and the building of a peaceful, secure and a well informed and enlightened Bayelsa society.
The statement equally commended the losers for their spirit of sportsmanship, noting that, they have carved a niche for themselves as journalists, whose ambitions were driven by the over all progress of the union and not by parochial and selfish motives.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State