Ogun NUJ Reads Riot act To Non- members,Moves To Sanitize Journalism Practice - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, June 29, 2024

Ogun NUJ Reads Riot act To Non- members,Moves To Sanitize Journalism Practice

Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed concern over what it described as acts of sabotage by certain individuals within the union and its chapels, which marred the image of the union during the inaugural ‘Dialogue with Journalists’ event held in Abeokuta , the state capital                                                                        

The event, held last Tuesday, featuring Senator Gbenga Daniel, representing Ogun East, is aimed at providing a platform for elected federal lawmakers from the state to account for their stewardship over the past one year as members of the National Assembly in Abuja 

During the program, it was discovered that some members of the union failed to perform their official duties, instead fabricating false stories to tarnish the union's image and claiming undeserved funds.

The State Council of NUJ in a communique issued at the end of its  June Congress presided over by the union's Chairman, Comrade Wale Olanrewaju, on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at the Olusegun Osoba Press Center, Iwe Iroyin, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta, resolved to strictly adhere to the constitutional provisions of the Union regarding membership status. 

The Congress which had members from various chapels, including executive members of the council, in attendance, deliberated on issues affecting the Union, Ogun State, and the Federal Government of Nigeria. 

The Congress in its communique resolved to take a number of measures to sanitize journalism practice by  strengthening the union's efforts to weed out unqualified and untrained individuals, as well as ‘touts’ from the profession and its fold 

The Congress, in its resolution, emphasized the need to differentiate genuine members from impostors, ensuring compliance with the required number of members to form a chapel. The Congress also referred affected members to its disciplinary committee for proper sanctions.

The Congress called on the Credentials and Accreditation Committee to submit its final report and compendium promptly for onward transmission to the National Secretariat of the Union in Abuja.

During the Congress, the Ogun State NUJ congratulated the Oyo State Council for successfully hosting of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Union in Ibadan.

They also congratulated the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on his election as Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum (SGF), urging him to use his new position to promote peaceful coexistence in the region.

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