NUJ Federated Chapel strikes partnership deal with Civil Defence Corps

*as State Commandant promises synerg, cordiality

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The Federated Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ in Akwa Ibom State has reached a partnership deal with the State Command of the Nigeria Civil Defense Corps.
Leading his team of executives and members of the chapel on familiarization visit to the State Commandant on Thursday, the Chapel’s chairman, Comrade Nsibiet John said the essence of the visit was to institute friendship between the two agencies.
Stating that journalism was a thankless job, and not because one was deliberately interested in stepping on toes, Nsibiet John noted that the prime purpose of journalism was targeted towards achieving public good.
Comrade Nsibiet John in a handshake with the State Commandant, Comdt. Majekodunmi Abademi while the Chapel’s Secretary, Emmanuel Ntekim watches
The chairman who unveiled his administration’s plan to organize workshops and retreats for members of the chapel, handed over an invite to the commandant to be guest during the retreat.
He said, “We are here on a familiarization visit and to introduce the Federated Chapel to you as a flagship of the journalism profession in Akwa Ibom State that has produced strong information managers within and outside this state.
“We will be organizing a retreat with the theme, ‘Media Appraisal and Self Development’. The event would be chaired by the Chancellor of Ibom Patriots, Obong Bassey Inuaeyen, with the state commissioner for information and strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong in attendance.
Vice chairman, Imoh Etukuko and Aniema Akpan sitter during the visit
I commend the commandant because the civil defense in Akwa Ibom State has done creditably well and I congratulate you for ensuring that men of the corps are conscientious in going about their duties.
“Most especially Sir, we commend you and your team for not getting lost in the euphoria of politics which seems to be the mainstay of the Akwa Ibom economy as a civil service state. We look forward to having you on Tuesday, April 26, 2022” Nsibiet John said.
In his remarks, the state commandant of the corps, Comdt. Majekodunmi Abedemi welcomed the visiting team to his office and gave the assurance that the corps was willing to synergize with the Union to achieve public good.
Comdt Majekodunmi addressing the gathering
The commandant took the team through some of the duties of the corps, promising synergy and cordial working relationship with journalists in the state.
“The role of journalists in national development and nation building is very significant. I can see that your team is well selected and I can tell you that with this quality of persons, you will achieve greatness for your chapel.
“There is no doubt about the fact that journalists must work together with all organs of government. Development is the main import of public private partnership.
From left, the chapel’s auditor, Otobong Nsekpong and other officials of the corps
“As a corps, we have the responsibility to ensure peaceful coexistence of members of society. Our mandate gives us the responsibility of protecting public infrastructures against activities of vandals and foiling their attempts to disrupt peace.
“It is a natural reality that the good, the bad and the ugly will always exist in society. Only strong institutional structures can guarantee proper control of infractions by bad elements.
The secretary, Emmanuel Ntekim and other members, Joseph Atainyang and Enobong Ibanga
“Without security, there can be no development. It is only through the framework of interaction that we can reduce the misconceptions that people have about security agencies.
“I count it a rare privilege to host you and I assure you that this partnership is critical to our mission as distinct organs of government. This is why we must work together to achieve common goal for the overall growth and development of our nation. I thank you for coming and be rest assured we are happy to work with you”, he said.
Other officials of the Civil Defense Corps included the Head, Administration, DC Isa Andrew; the HoD, Intelligence & Investigation, DC Gabriel Lorker; the HoD, Private Guard Company, ACC Emmanuel Peters, HoD, Critical National Asset & Infrastructure, ACC Essien Mercy, and the PRO, DSc Friday Ekerette the
Other executives of the chapel at the meeting were the vice chairman, Imoh Etukuko; the secretary, Emmanuel Ntekim and the auditor, Otobong Nsekpong. Other members were Enobong Ibanga, Akwaowo Akpan, Aniema Akpan and Joseph Atainyang.
Group photographs

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