The Academic Workers Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday advocated for greater and improved welfare packages for journalists in Nigeria.
The name became as soon as made by the Chairperson of ASUU College of Jos branch, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro, on the inaugural lecture organised by the Correspondents’ chapel of the Plateau Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Jos.
Essentially based utterly on Maigoro, a dependable welfare equipment for media practitioners would breed professionalism and reportage that would consequence within the expansion and development of the society.
Maigoro, who decried miserable remuneration for journalists within the nation, known as for urgent overview of their welfare packages.
Essentially based utterly on him, “An even bigger welfare equipment for journalists in Nigeria will now no longer absolute best promote an even bigger society, nonetheless will consequence in procedure reportage and professionalism.
“Lawful love lecturers, the welfare equipment for media practitioners must always urgently be reviewed upward.
“That’s why, we can begin up to have a media that can stand for the truth and experiences that can consequence in an even bigger Nigeria,” he maintained.
The ASUU chairperson known as on every government owned and non-public media outfits to make certain an upward overview of salaries of their employees.
Earlier, Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau Reveal commended the chapel for organising the tournament, collectively with that the federal government has been taking part in a dependable working relationship with the media within the Reveal.
Represented by Lalong, who became as soon as represented by the Commissioner of Recordsdata and Communications, Hon. Dan Manjang, said the federal government would proceed to make an enabling atmosphere for journalists to feature.
“We have loved a dependable relationship with journalists on the Plateau; they’ve been very supportive.
“Government will leer into the plights of journalists within the disclose and we can collaborate towards an even bigger and innovative disclose,” he added.
DAILYPOST experiences that the inaugural lecture had the topic “Insecurity and the Quest for Lasting Peace in Nigeria: The Characteristic of the Media”, became as soon as delivered by Mr. Yusuf Gagdi, member representing Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam Federal Constituency.
Earlier in his welcome take care of, Chairman of the Chapel, Comrade Gyang Bere, said “The selection for this Inaugural lecture became as soon as deliberate as that is a a part of the Chapel’s contribution in building and strengthening peace and level-headed coexistence in Plateau and our dear nation.
“On this exhibit, I wish to name on our Government, our companions, friends of the media and indeed the society to give protection to Journalists and catch their welfare a priority.
Essentially based utterly on him, “If we carry out now no longer give protection to Journalists, our ability to remain told and catch evidence-based mostly utterly utterly choices would be defeated.
“Nevertheless, even handed one of many urgent needs of the Chapel for the time being is lack of a functional automobile.
Plateau Correspondents appears to be like to be the most easy Chapel within the historical previous of this nation that does now no longer have a bus or a automobile and lack of this contributed to the demise of our very Senior Colleagues throughout the 2007 execrable motor accident”, he decried.
Bere said among of us that survived the accident included: Onoja Audu Ojogbane-Day to day Just; Andrew Agbese-Day to day Believe; Agada Okopi-AIT (now with TVC); Dr Seriki Adinoyi-ThisDay; Aminu Manu-(RFI) who later handed on, and lastly is Asile Emmanuel of Truth Newspaper (now with The Mail Recordsdata).
He listed the names of of us that died on the scene, which contains: Moses Ezulike, Champion Newspaper; Judith Adama, Fresh Nigeria Newspaper; Chiwo Avre, Management; Isaac Agbo, The Nation Newspaper; Emmanuel Adinoyi AIT and a NAN Reporter.