President Goodluck Jonathan is to open the 2012 delegates conference of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the union, Mr Gbenga Onaiyega, said.
Onaiyega made the announcement in Abuja on Tuesday at a news conference on the NUJ delegates conference, slated for May 25 in Abuja.
He said that the President would be accompanied by the ministers of information, FCT and labour and productivity.
The LOC chairman said that the committee had completed arrangements for venues of meetings and other proceedings during the conference.
He assured journalists who would cover the event of adequate security at the various venues.
Also speaking, Mr Pius Ede, the Chairman of the Credentials and Screening Committee of the conference, said that 846 delegates were scheduled to attend the conference.
He said that 42 contestants would contest for various positions in the union’s executive committee and that an open secret ballot system had been adopted by the electoral committee.
Voting would be based on zoning, in accordance with the amended constitution of the union, he added.
The conference is to hold from May 24 to May 27 in the FCT.
The conference is held every three years to elect members of the union's national and zonal executive council.