The Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) now has a new leadership in persons of Mr. Lekan Olabulo of the Tribune Newspaper as the president; Mrs. Evelyn Usman of Vanguard Newspaper as the Vice President and Mr. Niran Odufayo of Radio Nigeria as the General Secretary.
Other new members of the executive of the association are; Mrs Chiemelie Ezeobi of THISDAY Newspaper as Treasurer; Ismaila Oguntade of LEADERSHIP as financial secretary; Adaobi Obiechina of NTA as Assistant Secretary and Mr. Taiwo Jimoh of New Telegraph as the PRO/Auditor.
The executive members emerged following the election held on the 6th of May 2022 which was conducted by the Lagos State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists led by its Chairman, Mr. Leye Ajayi, and other executive members of the council.
In his inaugural speech, the newly elected president, Mr. Lekan Olabulo promised to facilitate both local and international trainings for members to sharpen their skills to be at par with trending social media devices for better performance.
He said the association would contribute to national security issues by always drawing attention to the relevant authorities and suggesting solutions to security problems.
Since the welfare of every organization is one of the key contributors to its successes, he noted that members would enjoy the best under his tenure, particularly in the area of assisting those with health challenges.
Mr. Olabulo assured the members that the secretariat of CRAN, which is in a dilapidated state, will be given a facelift during his administration.
He however enjoined those who lost in the election to join his team to work together for the uplift of the association.
On the conduct of the polls, the CRAN president congratulated the electoral committee headed by Mr. Frank Oshanughor for the free, fair and credible exercise.