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2023: Niger NUJ, Reiterates Stand Against Any Forms Of Impunity Against Journalists

Olabode Adaramola

Nigerian Union of Journalists,( NUJ) Niger State Council has expressed its support to the Articles of United Nations declaring 2nd November every year as the International Day to end impunity against Journalists.

In a statement issued by the Council Secretary, Comrade Usman Chiji, as part of activities to commemorate 2022 edition of the day, Comrade Abu Nmodu, the Council Chairman said it was set aside to create awareness on the inherent dangers faced by Journalists, while discharging their duties.

Comrade Abu Nmodu said NUJ would stand against any form of impunity against journalists as the 2023 general elections draw nearer.

The State Chairman of NUJ described the theme for this year:  “Keep truth Alive, Protect Journalists, Protect the Truth”, as apt in view of political developments, especially in the African Continent.

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Comrade Nmodu noted with concern that, over the years , journalists have suffered various forms of impunity due to misuse of power and lack of political will by leaders to control forces of power.

He pointed out that, in Niger State, however, there has been low rate of impunity against journalists since he assumed office last year and that , minor ones recorded were properly managed.

The State Chairman of NUJ who assured that, Journalists would continue to work in accordance with the ethics of the profession, urged political actors to be tolerant and accomodating with journalists in bringing out facts to the public.

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