President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly elected National President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Waheed Odusile on his victory in the last Friday elections.
According to a statement on Sunday signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari expressed the hope that Odusile’s worthy credentials, long experience and antecedents as a highly respected and reputable professional, would enable him to discharge his new responsibility of leading the NUJ to greater heights of accomplishment with distinction.
The President also assured Odusile and the newly elected executive officers of the NUJ of the fullest support and cooperation of the Federal Government as they move to reposition and revitalize the journalism profession in Nigeria for present and future challenges.
The president also promised the new NUJ President and all journalists in Nigeria that his Administration will consistently uphold their right to perform their constitutionally assigned role in society without hindrance.
According the statement, “I look forward to working in a harmonious partnership with Odusile, the new NUJ executive and media practitioners in Nigeria as the Federal Government strives to end the scourge of Boko Haram and improve national security.
“And also to rebuild and expand national infrastructure, accelerate the pace of economic development across the country and create more employment opportunities for Nigerian youth.”
The president also wished the newly-elected executive officers of the NUJ a very successful tenure in the service of their profession and country.
Odusile, until his appointment is the Managing Editor of the The Nation Newspapers was elected in a keenly contested NUJ national election which was held on Friday night in Abuja.