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NUJ polls candidate promises free insurance scheme for journalists


Current NUJ president, Garba

Current NUJ president, Garba

THE Deputy National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and one of the leading contenders for the post of National President in next month’s election of the union, Chief Rotimi Obamunagun, has promised free insurance scheme for all practising journalists in the country if elected.

Obamunagun, who made the promise yesterday in Abakaliki when his campaign train visited Ebonyi State Council to solicit for votes, said that if elected, he would make sure all journalists are put on payroll in their places of work.

He frowned at the manner in which journalists are not being paid their salaries despite their input, stressing that this ugly situation is unacceptable and unobtainable in the western countries.

He said: “Many media outfits generate enough revenues through adverts and placements yet they don’t pay their workers regularly. Some don’t even pay and I am saying that if elected, I will meet with owners of these media outfits to see how this will stop.”

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