By Amechi Obiakpu
New Executives emerged last Saturday to pilot the affairs of Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN), for the next three years.
The executives emerged following an election which took place after the 6th edition of BJAN’s Brands and Marketing conference with theme Brand Lagos: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building.
The newly elected executives were sworn in after the emergence of Princewill Ekwujuru of Vanguard Media Limited who succeeds Goddie Ofose of 789marketing, Afolabi Idowu as Vice Chairman, replacing Clara Okoro of Brandworld Media.
Other elected executive members include Lukman Ishau of Marketingspace was returned as secretary, Adejuwon of DailyBell was elected the Assistant Secretary, Bunmi Awolusi of News Echo as Treasurer, Akeem Salau of Vanguard Media Limited as Financial Secretary, Fadare Adekanmi of The Octagon Magazine as Auditor and Adeyemi Olufemi of Brand Icon Image was elected the Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Chairman of the electoral committee, Melvin Udosen of Brand essence administered oath of office to the new executive members.
In his acceptance speech, Ekwujuru appreciated members for taking time out to put in place the new executive while pledging his commitment to the welfare of the members, development and growth of BJAN.
Ekwujuru, who said he was grateful for the confidence reposed on him called on all members to join hand to move the association forward.
“Let me start by expressing my profound gratitude for the overwhelming support you gave me. Honestly, I am overwhelmed. But the fact remains that it was just a family affair, and I am happy my colleagues in the struggle, the delectable Clara Okoro and the very vivacious Richard Edoki are imbibing the spirit. It is also about that mission of ensuring that the BJAN course is moved to the new Level. You are all appreciated, and with your support, we shall move BJAN to greater heights. Remain blessed,’’ he said.