INEC Felicitates with NUJ, Seeks Greater Cooperation

INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION
DAILY
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 VOLUME:     1         N0.:      765                                       DATE:  10 / 08 / 2015
 
INEC FELICITATES WITH NUJ, SEEKS GREATER COOPERATION
 
The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has congratulated the Nigerian Union Of Journalists (NUJ) for the successful conduct of election for its executives at the just concluded 5th National Triennial Delegates Conference which took place in Abuja recently.
 
In a congratulatory letter signed by the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Amina Bala Zakari, the Commission expressed profound delight that the election which led to the emergence of Abdulwaheed Odusile as president-elect was “transparent and was devoid of rancour”.
 
The INEC Chairman hailed the immense contribution of the NUJ in articulating theNigerian Media Code of Elections Coverage which was adopted on the 30th of October 2014 in Lagos.
 
She stressed that the Commission had enjoyed cordial relationship with the NUJ, which she explained has further been strengthened with its good working relationship with the INEC PRESS CORPS who report the activities of the Commission.
 
“The Commission wishes the new executive Godspeed and looks forward to working with it to enhance the electoral process and to continue to deliver transparent elections to Nigerians”, she said.
 
A full text of the congratulatory letter reads:
 
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has followed with keen interest the just concluded 5th National Triennial Delegate Conference of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) which took place in Abuja last week and the election of a new Executive which followed in its wake.
 
The Commission notes with profound delight that the election of the new Executive was transparent and was devoid of rancour. The Commission wishes to congratulate the new Executive led by the President-elect, Abdulwaheed Odusile.
 
We trust that the exposure and wealth of professional experience of the new Executive will ennoble the Union and inspire it to add value to the noble journalism profession and other stakeholders with which the Union interfaces.
 
The Commission enjoys an excellent relationship with the NUJ. This is exemplified by the cordial relationship between it and the INEC PRESS CORPS, which members report the activities of the Commission. Permit us to place on record our deep appreciation of the NUJ’s generous support in articulating The Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage which was adopted on 30th October 2014 in Lagos.
 
The Commission wishes the new executive Godspeed and looks forward to working with it to enhance the electoral process and to continue to deliver transparent elections to Nigerians.
 
INEC EMPHASISES USE OF STAFF ID CARDS AND VISITOR’S TAG
 
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has reiterated the need to adhere to the directive on the use of staff identity cards and visitors tag while in the premises of the Commission.
 
The Commission’s Director of Security, Shettima Ngiladar, in a memo said “it is necessary for our staff to wear their staff identity cards and our visitors must hang their visitors tag”.
 
He advised that only staff and visitors who wear their staff ID cards and tags properly should be attended to. “The Directorate is of the opinion that one of the best ways to enforce the directive is for you to insist on attending to only staff and visitors who wear their staff ID cards and tags properly,” he said.
 
Mr. Shettima Ngiladar further stressed that: “visitors who come to your office with tags meant for other floors other than your own may also be refused attention as such visits are not captured in the security log books.
 
 
He insisted that the measure would go a long way in securing lives and property in the Commission.