By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi
Asmau Yawo Halilu is on the threshold of history, being the first female Chairman of NUJ Kaduna Council and the second in the country at large. As a woman of history; Asmau is making efforts to write her name in gold as a pace setter. With the visible achievements recorded so far in the last 100 days of her stewardship, there is no doubt that Asmau is a goal getter.
Like never before, the Kaduna NUJ Council is recording tremendous development, especially in the area of creating a conducive environment for its members which is currently aiding professionalism and efficiency that is expected of professional journalists. There is no doubt that the serene environment has created some level of respect for the Union.
Her capacity, activeness in office, sincerity of heart and purpose, maturity in handling matters, and uniqueness in approach to issues regarding the welfare of members are already attesting to the popular assertion that says: ‘What a man can do, a woman can do better, considering her vision and the ‘Midas Touch’.
“My vision is to ensure that all members of the Kaduna NUJ Council feel the impact of our leadership and to uphold professionalism. During the electioneering campaign, we promised to create a conducive environment for members and we are fulfilling them gradually and these are visible.
“The Welfare of our members is also key to us as leaders, prioritizing welfare will surely return the Council to its glorious days of honour and respect amongst members,” Asmau emphasized.
However, for those who are very familiar with the Kaduna NUJ Council before the emergence of Asmau Yawo Halilu in the last 100 days, can testify to the fact that the new leadership is on the right track. Today, whoever comes to the NUJ Secretariat, the first question on their lips is who is the new angel of NUJ Kaduna Council?
Within the shortest period of time, the confidence of members has been restored. This followed the transparency and accountability of Asmau’s leadership. “Transparency and accountability is the watchword of our leadership and the unity of our members is also our priority. Our prayer is that May God Almighty guard and guide us to be able to keep to our electioneering campaign promises,” Asmau said.