The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Nasarawa State Council at the end of their monthly meeting, while deliberating on the State of the Union, expressed worry on the infiltration of quacks and promised to take drastic measure towards addressing it.
The Union in an eight points communiqué stated that “The Union also frowned at unethical conducts of some journalists whose stock-in-trade is to gate crash into an event. The Union charged them to desist from such attitudes to avoid causing embarrassment to themselves and the Council.
“The Council congratulated Nigeria at 61 and Nasarawa at 25 and urge members to take stock of the journey so far and ensure that their reportage represent the yearnings and aspirations of the people. “
Furthermore, Nasarawa journalists have deliberated on the forthcoming local government election, which they cautioned members to be fair in their reportage.
Again, the discussed the national Union delegate election during their monthly meeting as according to them “The Council disclosed that NUJ Nasarawa State Chapter, has 17 delegates to participate in the forthcoming National delegates conference slated for October 6 2021 in Umuhia, the Abia State Capital.
“The National delegates conference is to enable members to elect new National Executive members to pilot the affairs of the Union for the next three years.”
The Union, welcomed a new registered chapel, ‘Breeze FM’ into the Council.
“The State Council also inaugurated Breeze FM as a new Chapel and urged them to be ethical in discharging their primary responsibilities in line with the constitutional provision; of making the government accountable to the people.
Responding to the council’s deliberations on the State of the nation, Dr. Nawani Aboki, the Chief Executive of Breeze FM, who was at the meeting to thank the Congress for registration of Breeze FM Chapel, urged NUJ to be a voice for journalists who are the most time victims of their reportage and protect them from bullying by newsmakers.
The communiqué signed by the Council Secretary, Sunday John, as the communiqué drafting committee were Oboh Linus, Chairman, Usman Mohammed, Secretary and Edwin Philip, Member.