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NAWOJ Inaugurates National Task Force on Covid-19 Pandemic

The Nigeria Association of   Women Journalists (NAWOJ)   has constituted a   7-member National Task Force for purposes of guidance, implementation and evaluation of states and zonal activities under NAWOJ COVID-19 Action Plan.

The  Task Force is headed by the National President of  NAWOJ -Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole, with the   National  Secretary  – Ladi  Bala,   National   Trustee- Abimbola Oyetunde, Vice President, B Zone –  Morenike Tony-Esan, National  Financial Secretary – Sarah Ogodo, Vice President Zone D – Jamila Abubakar and acting Vice President Zone C – Ngozi Mbah, as members.

This was ratified by the Central Working Committee (CWC) of NAWOJ, Tuesday April 28, 2020 during a meeting, which took place online via the WhatsApp social media platform and presided over by the National President, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole.

The CWC, during the meeting, saw the need for the national body to contribute its quota as professionals and as mothers to the campaign against Covid-19 pandemic of which confirmed cases has been increasing daily in Nigeria.

It gave priority to  creating  awareness   and  sensitizing the   public about the novel Covid-19 pandemic that is affecting human lives and economies in countries of the world, based on the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) with a view to preventing its spread in the country.

As part of the NAWOJ COVID-19 Action Plan, the Association intends to produce jingles in Pidgin English and local languages for airing in broadcast stations in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, in addition to going to markets and other places to create awareness among the locals at the grassroots from May 4, when the lockdown would have eased.

Meanwhile,   the   CWC   has   encouraged   all   Zonal   Vice   Presidents   and   Zonal Secretaries to take stronger leadership roles in their various zones, while also urging all   state   chairpersons   of   NAWOJ   to   liaise   with   relevant   individuals,   government agencies and groups to provide palliatives to deserving members in the various states and Federal Capital Territory, as part of the Action Plan.

Also, the leadership of NAWOJ in all the states of the Federation are enjoined to work with national officers in their midst in sourcing support for the success of the Action Plan.

SIGNED:

Ladi Bala

National Secretary, NAWOJ

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