Posted by News Express | 21 July 2020 | 2,968 times
The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) on Saturday, July 18, 2020, held an election which ushered in Camilus Chima Ukah as National President of the largest writers body in Africa. He will steer the affairs of the Association for the next two years.
The election took place during ANA’s emergency General Meeting (AGM) held in Makurdi, capital of Benue State, as directed by the ANA Board of Trustees and the National Advisory Council.
ANA National Caretaker Committee constituted at the EGM and others headed by Prof. Jerry Agada, reports that Camilus Chima Ukah (ANA Imo) emerged as National President, while Maik Ortserga (ANA Benue) was elected General Secretary. The election was attended by card-carrying members of ANA from twenty states of the federation.
In his acceptance speech, Uka promised to run an open door and inclusive administration. He further solicited the unwavering support of all ANA members across the country to enable the new EXCO to succeed.
Other members of the national executive members elected are: Farida Mohammed – Vice-President (ANA Niger); Freeman Okoson – Asst. Secretary (ANA Oyo); Stella Touremi – Treasurer (ANA Bayelsa); Chimankpa Ogbueri – Financial Secretary (ANA Rivers); Matthew Taiwo – Auditor (Kaduna); Wole Adedoyin – PRO South (Osun); Umar Kakamu Aliyu (ANA Nasarawa) – PRO North (ANA Nasarawa); Bentex Torlafia – Legal Adviser (ANA Nasarawa); Charles Iornumbe – Ex-Officio 1 (ANA Benue); Odono Matthew – Ex-Officio 2 (ANA Ebonyi).
The EGM also moved two other important notions that was adopted and would be communicated to the public shortly. Many ANA members joined the meeting on zoom among which are Prof Olu Obafemi, former ANA President, Dr. Wale Okediran (former President and member ANA Advisory Council), Prof Remi Raji (Former ANA President), Prof Akachi Ezeigbo, etc.
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