NUJ holds NEC meeting in 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.