Insurgency: NUJ president commends Borno Correspondents’ chapel for professional reportage

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AHMED MARI, Maiduguri

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Chris Isiguzo, has commended members of the Borno State Correspondents’ Chapel for professionalism and responsible reportage of the insurgency despite the threat associated with it.

Isiguzo gave the commendation while interacting with the members of the correspondents’ chapel at the Correspondents Office, Maiduguri on Monday, saying:  “We are proud of you and your professional and responsible reportage of the insurgency in the state for the past 10 years. Most of you have chosen to stay and inform the general public of the situations in the Northeast despite the threat posed by the insurgency”.

“I also commend you for your unity and being brother’s keeper at all times. I could remember, when Daily Trust office in Maiduguri was invaded by the military I saw how you have been in touch with me minute after minute and how you stood for each other and also when one of you was kidnapped, how you united to secure his release . I really appreciate.  I urge you to keep it up and I call on. other chapels across the country to emulate you”, he added.

He also said:”On 5th of May, 2020, we are going observe World Press week, where we are going honour journalists who have excelled in their profession in spite of the challenges they encountered.  I assure you that we are going to consider you. We know what you have been going through due to insurgency. We are going  to honour you”.

Earlier, the state Chairman of the correspondents’ chapel,  Alhaji. Haruna Dauda Biu, thanked the president for the visit and for deeming it fit to interact with members of the chapel.

Also speaking, the secretary, of the Chapel, Mr. Timothy Ola, said members of correspondents’ chapel iin Borno State have never deserted their jobs or leave the state despite the threat of insurgency in the past 10 years.

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