ASABA/Nigeria: The Executive of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Delta State Council has congratulated Mr Monday Uwagwu on his emergence as the new General Manager of the Delta Printing and Publishing Company Limited (DPPCL), publishers of the Pointer Newspapers.

In a statement endorsed by the Chairman of the Council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Comrade Churchill Oyowe, the council said that the process leading to the choice of Mr Monday Uwagwu was rigourous, painstaking but transparent and open to all.

The statement described Mr Uwagwu as a seasoned and thorough bred journalist who has both editorial and managerial capacity to carve a niche for the Pointer Newspapers owing to his excellent antecedent.

While calling on other eligible persons who vied for the position of the general manager and staff of the DPPCL to collapse into one united body with Mr Uwagwu for the overall good of the outfit, the council enjoined the new general manager to submit himself to the wisdom of God in the management of the company, saying only divine guidance gives assurance of good leadership.

The Council commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the appointment of an insider for the position of the General Manager of The Pointer, thereby restoring hope of staffers of the organization’s guaranteed future of rising through the ranks to the topmost position.

While urging the Governor to consider more of its members for appointment in the new state executive council that would soon be constituted, NUJ Delta pledged its unalloyed support to the Senator Okowa led administration.

Meanwhile, NUJ Delta,  also congratulated Pastor Malcolm Oteri who has been appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as Acting General Manager of the Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Warri.

The NUJ in the state, said Pastor Oteri was a newsroom guru, adding that the appointment could be liken to a square peg in a square hole.

It called on the management and staff of DBS Warri to join hands with Pastor Oteri to steer the activities at the service to greater heights.


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