Union of Campus Journalists (UCJ) in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State, has appointed Dinah Kolo Aliyu as its acting president to pilot the union’s affairs pending its election that will come up in a few weeks.
This comes after the Umar Yunusa-led administration was ousted over allegations of inactivity.
The union’s Publicity Secretary, Muhammed Najeem, described the former president as “a good journalist but self-centred unlike his predecessors, who once in a while organised webinars for the members to catch up with the practice of campus journalism”.
The acting president, in her words, said some of the executives who were relegated breached the ethics that guide the union. Dinah who was appointed on November 3, said there were changes following the reformation.
“Since I assumed office as the acting president, the union has begun to record significant positive change,” Dinah said. “Soon the union shall be holding UCJ weekly meetings where a date for election and induction of new members will be addressed.”