Members of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), has elected, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Omowole of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as its new president.
Omowole, NAN Senior Editor, polled 469 votes to defeat her opponent, Mrs. Fatima Abdulkareem, who scored 198 votes in the 2014 NAWOJ elections in Badagry, Lagos.
In acceptance speech at the weekend, Omowole pledged to give NAWOJ a responsive leadership that would encourage capacity building of its members to enhance their profession.
She assured that her tenure would wear a human face, adding that the new executive would initiate a website for the association for global interactions.
Earlier, Malam Mohammad Garba, National President, Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), advised the new officers to embark on capacity building of their colleagues to be able match the times.
NAN reports that 32 candidates contested the elections and 18 officers were elected to run the affairs of the association for the next three years. (NAN)