AHMED MARI, MAIDUGURI –
As part of its Press Week celebrations, the Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ), Borno State Council has donated 600 bags of cement to the state government, as part of its contribution to the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of Boko Haram insurgents.
Presenting the truck of cement to Governor Kashim Shettima at the Government House, Maiduguri at the weekend, the State Chairman of the NUJ, Alhaji Babasheik Haruna said the donation is part of the NUJ contribution to the on-going reconstruction process of town and villages destroyed by Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
He said “these cement was bought from the contribution of our members who contributed N5,000 to N20,000 from our megre salaries, just to see that we also contribute to the reconstruction of the destroyed communities”.
Receiving the donation, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state thanked the NUJ, Borno council, pointing out the gesture will go in a long way in assisting the government in its reconstruction process.
The Governor said “we really appreciate the gesture from the NUJ, as you contributed from your megre resource; it is not the quantum of the donation that matters but the spirit behind it. I really consider theses gesture, as one of the most cherish one, because many people have billion of Naira but could not donate anything to our people, but NUJ despite its contribution in restoring peace in the state, deem it fit to donate to the government.
He said when the history of the post insurgency is going be written, the name of Borno NUJ is going to written in Gold and called on the members of NUJ to continue support the government in its reconstruction process by reporting their activities objectively.
Earlier, the NUJ Press week was kick started with courtesy call on Governor Shettima at the Government House, Maiduguri and later Jumaat prayer at the Maiduguri central Mosques.
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