Dr Uchenna Cyril Anioke has been returned as President of Nigerian Publishers Association  (NPA) for a second term, it has been announced.

This is coming barely two months after he was also elected into the governing board of International Publishers Association.

It ended as a smooth sailing for the Enugu broadcaster and publisher as he was elected unopposed by delegates to NPA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting.

A release from the association said NPA delegates “unanimously re-elected Chief Uchenna Cyril, PhD  as President for a second term.”

NPA held its meeting and election on 25 November 2022 at the Rockview Hotels in Abuja, FCT.

The election result was announced by Dr. Samuel Okere, Director of Babcock University Press, who served as Chairman of the electoral committee.

Okere  said tht Dr Anioke was  returned  unopposed.

“At the close of return of nomination forms, no other person had  returned any nomination form to the electoral body.

Similarly, Anioke and his entire executive  council members were returned  unopposed, he said. He described this as “eloquent  testimonies to Dr Anioke’s  uncommon achievements during his first tenure.”

Returned alongside the President were Alhaji Lukeman Dauda  of Evans Publishers Plc, as Vice President and Chief Austin Onwubiko, Managing Director of Africana First Publishers , as Deputy President, East.

Others were Dr  Tahir Abdullaziz of Global Publishers, as Deputy President North and Mrs. Folashade Shinkaiye  of Sterling Books Nigeria, as Deputy President, West.

The former president of NPA, Mr   Gbadega Adedapo of  Accessible Publishers Limited, also retained his position as ex-0fficio  member.

Dr Anioke  dedicated his election to God Almighty and promised that he will take the Nigerian Publishers Association to  enviable heights.

He therefore told the delegates and members of the Association to look forward to a repositioned NPA in the coming weeks.

Anioke announced that various standing and ad hoc committees will be set up  before 15 December and requested members of the Association to kindly accept to work vigorously in any committees  they may find their names.

Anioke returned as Publishers’ President