Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has congratulated veteran journalist, Comrade Festus Ahon, on his appointment as a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Ahon, who is Vanguard Newspaper Correspondent in Asaba, was appointed Ex-Officio Officer of the union by the National President, Comrade Chris Isiguzo, at the Inaugural NEC meeting of his second term at Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State, on Monday, March 14, 2022.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Wednesday, in Asaba, the governor described Ahon’s appointment as well-deserved considering his outstanding contributions to the journalism profession in Delta and Nigeria.
He lauded the NUJ President for finding Ahon, an illustrious son of Delta, worthy for the appointment
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I congratulate the Delta State Correspondent of the Vanguard Newspaper, Comrade Festus Ahon, on his appointment as National Ex-officio of the Nigeria Union of Journalists.
“Comrade Ahon is a seasoned journalist, who has made his mark in the journalism practice in the state.
“While I congratulate you on this appointment, I wish to also appreciate the National President of the Union, Comrade Isiguzo, for finding you worthy to be appointed.
“It is an appointment well-deserved and I urge you to bring your wealth of experience to bear in your new office even as you continue to be a good ambassador of our dear state,” Okowa stated.
Also, the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has congratulated Comrade Ahon on his NUJ national appointment.
In a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary on Wednesday in Asaba, Mr Dennis Otu, the Speaker who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt Hon Oborevwori, described the appointment as well deserved.
While saying that Comrade Ahon is a reliable journalist who has paid his due in the journalism profession, the Speaker said that his appointment as a National Ex-officio of the NUJ never came to him as a surprise.
According to the Statement; “I wish to congratulate the Delta State Correspondent of the Vanguard Newspaper, Comrade Festus Ahon on his appointment as National Ex-officio of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He is a committed and very hard-working journalist and his appointment did not come to me as a surprise”.
“His appointment is a well-deserved one and I know that he will bring his wealth of experience to bear in his new appointment,” he said.