The President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, has emerged President of the Congress of African Journalists (CAJ).
Isiguzo replaced Alexandre Niyungeko of Burundi who stepped down to pursue other commitments.
In a statement issued by Shuaibu Usman Leman, the National Secretary of NUJ, the Governing Council of the Congress in a meeting held online on Wednesday, 21st September 2022 unanimously voted to elect the NUJ President as its next leader.
NewsBeatng reports that NUJ on the 23rd of June 2020 hosted an online meeting of some African countries where CAJ was launched to address the issues affecting journalists in the continent.
CAJ was formed to promote shared values and uphold the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa.
The media group was formally registered in Kenya and the headquarters located in Nairobi.
Isiguzo expressed appreciation to his colleagues for the confidence and trust reposed in him, promising to work assiduously for the success of CAJ.
He also thanked the Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) for facilitating the registration of the continental body in Kenya, commending the enormous support of Gabriel Baglo and Shuaibu Usman Leman, the consultants to CAJ for their technical assistance and support.