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NUJ President seeks improved welfare, protection for journalists

By Eniola Daniel
15 November 2022   |   4:23 am
National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, yesterday, advocated decent wages for journalists. It also sought protection of journalists from attacks or hazards, conducive working environment and provision of required tools to cover elections.

Members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), CSOs during the Role of the Media in the conduct of Peaceful Elections workshop in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, yesterday.. PHOTO: ENIOLA DANIEL

National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo, yesterday, advocated decent wages for journalists. It also sought protection of journalists from attacks or hazards, conducive working environment and provision of required tools to cover elections.

Isiguzo stated these, yesterday, in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, during a two-day capacity building for journalists and civil society organisations (CSOs) organised by Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and NUJ.

The NUJ President said the workshop was very important, given the fact that elections in Nigeria are always considered as do-or-die affairs. He said it is auspicious for media professionals to brainstorm ahead of the election year so as to prepare themselves very well for the onerous task ahead.

Isiguzo, therefore, urged professionals to brace up for the challenges ahead, as they are expected to participate in the process of social reconstruction and democratisation by providing a positive and participatory forum for exchange of ideas, democracy and nation-building, while discharging their duties.

On his part, Media Lead, CDD, Armsfree Ajanaku, said: “This workshop is important because it is coming at a time Nigerians are counting down to the historic 2023 general election. This will help journalists and CSOs understand fake news in Nigeria, and what they should do to ensure that the 2023 election is free of conflicts, among others.

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