By: Oluwatosin Adesola
A new dawn has emerged early this morning, as Ladi Bala has been elected the new National President of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalist NAWOJ.
The election was conducted at the 10th triennial delegates conference, held in Minna, Niger State.
Mrs Bala who is a staff of Nigerian Television Authority, Adamawa state and the immediate past National Secretary of the association, defeated Aishat Da’ aratu from Borno state.
Ladi polled 439 votes to beat three other contestants namely; Aisha Daharatu 251votes, Chindaba Danjuma 85votes and Ruth Abubakar scored 48votes.
In her acceptance speech ,the NAWOJ president promised to embark on capacity building of women journalists across the federation.
Other exco members are Lilian ogbabu deputy vice president, secretary Helen udofia ,treasurer Fatima Rasheed.
Also Adeola Adekunle of Ondo NAWOJ chapter emerges financial secretary of the association at the national level.
Earlier during the delegate conference ,the outgone NAWOJ president ,mrs ifeyinwa omowole appreciated the support of members throughout her tenure as the president
The host governor , Abubakar Sani Bello, commended women journalists for the pivotal roles they played in championing the course of the girl child .
Governor bello promised continuous support to the association at all times
In a paper presentation ,former executive director NTA network Eugenia Abu stressed the need to corporate organisations and government to build women capacity make them head leadership positions .
She also charged women to brace up in their chosen career to be able to shatter the glass ceiling .