News from Nigerian Association of Agricultural Journalists

“We are rebranding the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Journalists (NAAJ) to align with international status and to include the activities of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) in Nigeria,” said Emmanuel Ogbonnaya, the new president of NAAJ , during the handover ceremony of the instruments of office in April to the new executive of the association’s at its Secretariat at NACCIMA House in Lagos.

He thanked the former president of the association, Stanley Ihedigbo, for having brought the brand to birth some years ago and for having Nigeria represented at IFAJ.

“Before, the association was operating without a website and we are changing all that; we have bought a domain name ( and our logo is being redesigned among other rebranding activities. The website will help our members to project their stories in addition to presenting international programs and from IFAJ, FAO, world food programsand WFP,” he said.

My RICE Agenda for NAAJ

On his area of focus, Ogbonnaya said:  ”I have come up with what I call the RICE programme: R = Research, I=Investment , C= Capacity building and E= Exploration.”

Charles Okonji, the president of the Commerce and Industry Association of Nigeria, commended the new leadership for the agenda and said :

”The agenda you have put forward looks very good and you are stating out on a very sound footing. It means you understand what it takes to have a strategy to run an association or organization.”

From left: Kelvin Kagbare, Secretary General; Stanley Ihedigbo, former President; Emmanuel Ogbonnaya, NAAJ President-Elect, and Ada Dike, Assistant Financial Secretary, during the handover of Instruments of Office to the new President at Association Secretariat , NACCIMA House, Ikeja G.R.A, Lagos.