NUJ warns members against partisan politics

NUJ warns members against partisan politics

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bauchi State chapter, has called on all media organisations to encourage their personnel to desist from partisan politics.

This is contained in a communiqué issued and signed by Mr. Isah Gadau, the Secretary, NUJ Bauchi Council.

The union urged journalists to remain apolitical and professional by desisting from engaging in partisan political discourse, especially on social media platforms.

They are also charged with being circumspect about lifting news items emanating from dubious online platforms.

The union also commended Governor Bala Mohammed-led administration for awarding contracts for the digitization of the state-owned media outfits, the Bauchi State Television Authority (BATV) and Bauchi Radio Corporation (BRC).

It also lauded the government for the construction of a befitting studio for the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Bauchi, urging it to expedite actions in absorbing casual workers in the state media to address mass retirements.

However, the union called on the state government to provide access roads leading to all media outfits in the state, especially Albarka radio station, Globe FM, Ray Power, and NTA.

“The meeting urged the NUJ to organise periodic meetings with the police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for a harmonious working relationship and to enhance the security of media practitioners during political gatherings, election coverage and others.”

“The meeting commended the foresight of the NUJ Bauchi Council for initiating the event, the first of its kind in the history of the union, and urged them to maintain the spirit, “it said.

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