The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Imo State Council has affirmed the appointment of Chief Ken Njoku as the new Coordinator of International Institute of Journalism (IIJ), Owerri Study Centre.

The council gave the affirmation at its congress held on September 7, 2022 at its secretariat in Owerri.

The union stated that Njoku’s appointment was made by the National Board after a thorough screening of his credentials.

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It therefore declared report that one Martin Ori had been appointed the coordinator as untrue, saying Njoku’s letter of appointment is available for anybody to scrutinize at the union’s secretariat.

The Council’s stand is contained in a communique endorsed by Steve Onwuegbuchi, Goddy Chuks Anyanwu and ThankGod Emeh.

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 It disclosed that the developer of its secretariat along Port Harcourt Road, Owerri was yet to take possession owing to the fact that no money has been paid to the council following litigations filed by some aggrieved members.

 The congress stated that the leadership of Chief Chris Akaraonye of the council was undisputable, urging all to ignore the actions of one Precious Nwadike against the council.

While commending the South East Zone C for organizing a media summit, the council encouraged members who are yet to revalidate their membership to do so without further delay.

It condoled with the family of Nnamdi Odoemelam, who recently passed away and prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss and his soul a perfect respose.

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The Council equally lauded the state governor, Hope Uzodimma for restoring normalcy in the state but urged him to consider tarring the Ukwu-Orji-Nworie-Ubi-Atta Road that connects about 52 communities.


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