Anambra NUJ Decries Increasing Number Of Fake Journalists, Initiates Move To Tackle Menace

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BY SUNNY A. DAVID / AWKA

Nigeria Union of Journalists, Anambra state Council has decried the image problem created by an alarming number of fake Journalists, who operate under various guises in the state.

They charged the Press Conference/Roundtable and the Ethics and Disciplinary Committee of the
Council to collaborate with relevant security agencies to address the
menace to restore the integrity of the profession.

In a six point communiqué issued at the end of the July congress of the NUJ, Anambra State Council jointly signed by its Chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Ifesinachi and Secretary, Comrade Emma Udeagha, at Godwin Ezeemo International Press Centre, Awka.

The Union expressed satisfaction with the cordial relationship existing between the State Police Command and NUJ, and reiterated the commitment of the Council to addressing the embarrassment issues of professional misconduct and abuse of privileges by some members of the Union in the State.

The communiqué reiterated the commitment of the council to partner relevant bodies to confront impunity and build a culture of safety in Journalism practice in Anambra State.

The Congress noted that the tenure of office of some Chapels of the
Union in the state had expired and gave such chapels up to the end of July to initiate action for election of fresh officers of their Chapels.

The Congress also noted that some Chapels in the State neither held
regular meeting nor attend monthly Congresses/activities of the
Council and urged the affected Chapels to desist from such unconstitutional practices in order to keep pace with developments in the Union.

It passed a vote of implicit confidence on the National President of NUJ, Chief Chris Isiguzo for restoring the lost glory of the Union and Prioritizing Welfare of Journalists across the country within a few months in office as National President of the Union.

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