NAWOJ sets up Covid-19 committee

The CWC of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists,  NAWOJ at its online meeting on Tuesday April 28, 2020, has seen the need to contribute it’s quota as professionals and as mothers to the campaign against Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

The CWC stressed the need to give priority to creating awareness and sensitize the public about Covid-19 based on the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

One of the ways is to produce jingles in pidgin English and local languages for airing in our broadcast stations in addition to going to markets in vans to create awareness among the locals at the grassroots from May 4, when the lockdown is eased.

The CWC constituted a five-member National Task Force for purposes of guidance, implementation and evaluation of states and zonal activities of NAWOJ COVID-19 Action Plan.

The National Task Force is led by the National President of NAWOJ, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole, with the BOT – Mrs Bimbo Oyetunde, National Secretary – Ladi Bala, Vice President, B Zone – Morenike Tony-Esan and National Financial Secretary – Sarah Ogodo as members.

Meanwhile, all state chairpersons of NAWOJ are to liaise with relevant individuals, government agencies and groups to provide palliatives to deserving members in the various states and Federal Capital Territory.

Also, all Vice Presidents and Zonal Secretaries are urged to take stronger leadership roles in their different zones.

National officers with links can also explore and source support in partnership with the state leadership for the Association.

The meeting was presided over by the National President of NAWOJ, Mrs Ifeyinwa Omowole.

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