By Ralph Madugu
The Plateau Publishers Association (PPA), an association made up of 24 news media outfits operating on the Plateau has formally been registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Addressing journalists in Jos, Plateau State, the Association led by its Board of Trustees Chairman, Chief Amos Gizo who doubles as the Electoral Committee Chairman of the Association announced that the PPA has been officially registered following the recent issuance of a Certificate of Incorporation by the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Said he: “It is with great joy that we address the fourth estate of the realm today, to officially unveil our seal and certificate of incorporation as a duly registered media organization and association to carry out our legitimate businesses in Plateau State and Nigeria at large under the name “Plateau Publishers Association” with twenty-four members including five members of the Board of Trustees.
“As at today, the PPA has grown to twenty-four members with more putting the axes together so as to get registered with PPA, the only legally recognized publishers Association in Plateau State having secured registration with the CAC after a thorough and painstaking exercise.
“Having achieved this great feat of registration with the CAC, we are going ahead with the next very important mandate of conducting elections as soon as possible before the expiration of the six months given to us.”
On plans to conduct elections to elect new leaders to steer the affairs of the Association, Chief Gizo disclosed that plans are in top gear towards conduct elections that new leaders of the Association would emerge.
“We intend to start the sale of forms in the middle of August, 2021. Thus, those interested in the purchase of forms to contest for any position of their choice can start making arrangements.”
Assuring members of a level playing ground in the forthcoming elections of the PPA, Chief Gizo said the Electoral Committee is working to ensure that it conducts an election that “would bring on board a rancour-free leadership,” adding that now that the Association has been duly registered, it would “ensure strict adherence to the Article of Association” which he described as the Constitution of the Association.