Kaduna NUJ removes chairman over alleged misconduct


The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kaduna State chapter, has unanimously impeached the state council chairman, Comrade Garba Mohammed, following a vote of no confidence passed on him.

The state officials of the council had earlier passed a vote of no confidence on the chairman.

A communique signed and issued by the chairman and the secretary of the communique drafting committee, Mr. John Fwah and Mr. Shindong Bala at the end of the state council congress, held on Thursday in Kaduna, presided by the Vice chairman, Mrs Zhiroh Jatau, read, “That the Chairman, Malam Garba Muhammad, did not officially handover anything to her (vice chairman) before travelling outside the country.

“That the vice Chairman learnt of the trip through a telephone call from the chairman notifying her of the trip.

“That Council Secretary, Mallam Dauda Doka could not read minutes of the last Congress because all official files, including minutes book, Cheque book, Council vehicle (Peugeot Partner) were in custody of the chairman. Hence his inability to read the minutes.

“That the Council could not be represented at the NUJ Constitutional conference at Abeokuta, Ogun State.

“That unavailability of official documents, including cheque book, incapacitated the running of the Council and the trip to Abeokuta.

“Congress affirmed the resolution of SEC to stand down the renaming of the State Secretariat after a former military administrator of the state, late Major General Tanko Ayuba.

“Thereafter, the Exco passed a vote of no confidence on the Chairman.

“Subsequently, Congress discussed the above issues and unanimously impeached the Chairman following a motion for his impeachment. There was no counter motion.”









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