NUJ holds NEC meet­ing in Bauchi

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Mo­hammed, Bauchi

The Nigeria Union of Jour­nal­ists (NUJ) Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil meet­ing was de­clared open yes­ter­day is Bauchi State.

Declar­ing the meet­ing open, Gover­nor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State iden­ti­fied com­mu­ni­ca­tion gap as one of the chal­lenges con­fronting gov­er­nance in the coun­try and ad­vised the NUJ to find ways of nar­row­ing the gap be­tween govern­ment and the people.

Gover­nor Yuguda, who was rep­re­sented by the Com­mis­sioner of In­for­ma­tion, Al­haji Sal­ihu Ibrahim Halilu, said Bauchi has pro­vided additional chan­nels of com­mu­ni­ca­tion to meet the needs of ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties, adding that the govern­ment in­her­ited only two ra­dio sta­tions but that the state now has more ra­dio sta­tions.

He com­mended mem­bers of the NUJ, es­pe­cially the NEC mem­bers for host­ing the meet­ing in Bauchi de­spite the se­cu­rity chal­lenges fac­ing the North-east re­gion.

Also speak­ing, the Emir of Dass, Al­haji Us­man Bilyaminu Oth­man, who is the grand pa­tron of the NUJ, hailed jour­nal­ists for per­form­ing their du­ties ef­fec­tively de­spite the killings, kid­nap­ping and other se­cu­rity chal­lenges.

Ear­lier, na­tional pres­i­dent of the union, Malam Muham­mad Garba, who was rep­re­sented by his deputy, Mr. Ro­timi, com­mended the Bauchi State govern­ment for pro­vid­ing con­ducive at­mos­phere for state owned me­dia or­ga­ni­za­tions to op­er­ate as well as pro­vid­ing a func­tional NUJ sec­re­tariat.

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