NUJ dis­tances self from Ogun­lusi’s book on Nige­rian me­dia

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The Cen­tral Work­ing Com­mit­tee of the Nigeria Union of Jour­nal­ists (NUJ) yes­ter­day dis­as­so­ci­ated it­self from a book writ­ten by a for­mer Na­tional Sec­re­tary of the union, Mr Jola Ogun­lusi.

The union said in a state­ment that the book en­ti­tled, “NUJ: the His­tory of the Nige­rian Me­dia’’, con­tained “dis­torted facts and tis­sues of lies”.

“The union is com­pelled to dis­tance it­self from the pub­li­ca­tion based on dis­tor­tion of facts and tis­sues of lies con­tained in it.

“The NUJ frowns at name call­ing and char­ac­ter as­sas­si­na­tion of its past lead­ers.

“The pub­li­ca­tion por­trayed our revered lead­ers in bad light,” said the state­ment.

It also de­scribed the pub­li­ca­tion as a de­lib­er­ate at­tempt to ridicule the NUJ and its past lead­ers in the eyes of an aver­age and right think­ing Nige­rian.(NAN)

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