By G9ija

The Congress of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Benue State Chapter, recently passed a unanimous vote of confidence on the Caretaker Committee of the Association led by Mr Paul Ugah and endorsed that it becomes the substantive Executive Committee.

This followed a motion moved to that effect by Mr Abo Agbochenu and seconded by Mrs Rhoda Tor-Agbidye at the congress which held at the State NUJ House, Makurdi.

Presided over by former ANA National President, Professor Jerry Agada, the congress which featured reading of poems, acknowledged the quality of leadership provided by the Caretaker Committee and resolved not to change a performing team.

In a remark, Professor Agada thanked members for their demonstration of maturity and unity of purpose and urged them to sustain the spirit for greater bonding within the body of writers in the State.

On his part, the National Ex-Officio member, Doctor Charles Iornumbe expressed happiness with the spirit of unity exhibited by members and pledged his sustained support for the greater progress of ANA Benue.

Others who spoke including the National Secretary, Maik Ortserga, National Legal Adviser, Benjamin Torlafia, Doctor Tartule Tijah, Ogaba Ede and Terseer Baki all called for sustenance of the brotherly spirit and commitment to churning out more literary works.

Other members of the EXCO are Regina Achie-Nege Vice Chairman, Abraham Shie General Secretary, Hope Idani Treasurer, Onwanyi Ulegede Legal Adviser, Margaret Onyike Financial Secretary, Stephanie Abughdyer Assistant General Secretary, Queen Obekpa Director of Welfare and Michael Amedu Publicity Secretary.

In an acceptance speech, Mr Ugah thanked the congress for finding them worthy to serve in the substantive status and promised not to betray the confidence reposed in them.