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Apr 21, 2018


The Northern region chapter of the Catholic Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (CAMPAN), has elected new officers to direct the affairs of the association for the next four years. The election took place at the recently concluded eight Regional Conference of the association, held at St Theresa’s Catholic Church, Madalla, Niger State.

The ceremony, which started with an opening Mass was attended by over 50 delegates, including diocesan directors of Communication of the northern Region and some members of CAMPAN national executive. Other features of the programme were paper presentations on the theme of the conference: A New Media and National Security, by Chief Kierian Umeayo, the Guest Speaker; and Citizen Journalism and Its Challenges to National Security, delivered by Rev. Sr. Theresa Tanko of the Centre for the Study of African Culture and Communication (CESACC), Catholic Institute of West Africa (CIWA), Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

At the elections which were keenly contested and transparently conducted by the diocesan directors and members of CAMPAN national exco present, Mr. Suleiman Adams from Kano Diocese emerged the new Regional President of the association, while Mrs. Maria Ihuoma of Kaduna Archdiocese emerged as the Vice President. Others officers elected were: Emmanuel Uzaan, (Makurdi Diocese), Secretary; Moses Daniel (Kaduna Archdiocese), Assistant Secretary; Regina N. Yeke (Gboko Diocese), Financial Secretary; Matias Dajan (Shendam Diocese), Treasurer; Johnpaul Oshioke (Minna Diocese), Public Relations Officer and Emmanuel Sammako (Jos Archdiocese), Organizing Secretary.

In his acceptance speech, the President, Mr. Suleiman Adams, thanked the outgone executives for putting the association on a strong foundation, assuring that the new executive body will do its best to consolidate on the foundation and work diligently to take the association to a higher level and enhance the communication apostolate of the Church in the region and the country at large to the glory of God and common good of humanity. He thanked the delegates for electing them into office and assured that they would not disappoint the confidence they have in them.

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