The newly elected national executive members of the Independent Print-media Publishers Association of Nigeria, IPPAN, have been inaugurated. This was contained in a release made available to Akweya TV by the new National Publicity Secretary of IPPAN, Comrade Nelson Ogbu.
The oath of office was administered to the members by Barrister Edward Atondo Aki at the association’s National Headquarters in Makurdi, Benue State on Friday, 18 August 2023.
In his farewell message, the immediate past National President and publisher of the Pavilion Newspapers, Mr Babs Usigbe, recounted the numerous achievements made by his administration in six years. He admonished the new officials to be above board and surpass all previous administrations, even as he expressed gratitude to the former Governor of Benue State, Dr Samuel Ortom, for the tremendous support he extended to the association during his tenure as president.
On his part, the newly sworn-in President, Mr Maurice Tsav of the Alternative Newspapers, in an inaugural speech, stated that all efforts by the new officials under his watch would be geared towards repositioning the association.
“The 6th National Exco of IPPAN led by me will pursue a single agenda of repositioning IPPAN. We need to reclaim our lost relevance in society.” The President strongly appealed to members for cooperation and support.
Other officials inaugurated today alongside the National President were: Edward Tyovenda Kwaghaondo – National Vice President; Ede Ogaba Ede – National Secretary; Nelson Ogbu – National Publicity Secretary; Lawrence Okwe – National Treasurer; Philomena Sambe – National Financial Secretary; and Jiji Jack-National Welfare Secretary; as well as Samuel Adzegeh who was inaugurated as the National Auditor.
The Independent Print-media Publishers Association of Nigeria (IPPAN) is a professional association that represents and advocates for the interests of independent print media publishers in Nigeria. It serves as a platform for publishers to come together, share ideas, and address common challenges in the industry.
IPPAN plays a crucial role in promoting press freedom, ethical journalism practices, and the sustainability of independent print media outlets in Nigeria. Through various initiatives and collaborations, IPPAN aims to enhance the quality of journalism, support the growth of its members, and contribute to a vibrant media landscape in the country.