Factions Sink Differences As Publishers Association Elect New Exco


Yakubu Busari , Jos

Adede, left and Adudu, middle


The Plateau Publishers Association of Nigeria have concluded all arrangement to hold hitch free Congress on Sunday, April, 28 with the reconciliation of the two factional groups high on the agenda.

The interim Chairman, Mr Joseph Adudu Publisher of African Drum Magazine and the Secretary, Amb Valentine Adese, publisher of the Reality Newspaper, who disclosed this in a press conference held at the Rwang Pam street in Terminus, Jos at the weekend told journalists that a five man committee setup by the Director General, Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Sir Joseph Ari has brought the two factional leaders together under one umbrella.

Adudu expressed optimism that the task given to them to conduct credible election devoid of rancour is a major challenge, which they are ready surmount.

The Interim Management Committee of the Plateau State Publishers Association says it has completed arrangements to conduct Elections to Elects Executive officials to man the affairs of the Association in the next three years.

Speaking on the level of preparedness, Adudu said the election fixed for the Sunday, April 28 would elect executive officials to run the affairs of the association for the next three years.

He said publishers as employers of labour and trainers of IT students studying Mass communication from various institutions of learning in the state have also been partnering with the government and other public institutions for a better society.

He commended the state government, high profile personalities in the state led by the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund, Sir Joseph Ari for intervening in the crises that bedevilled the Association in recent times and led to the emergence of a splinter group within the Association.


He said with the intervention, both factions have merged with a firm resolved to work under the aegis of Plateau Publishers Association for the promotion of peace, journalism profession for the development of the state.