NUJ in Plateau immortalizes fallen members

The Plateau State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) remembers 8 of their colleagues who died in a ghastly motor accident 10 years ago by organizing a Memorial Lecture and Fund Raising Ceremony for the Construction of an ICT Center.

The event took place on Tuesday 16th May,2017 at the Eliel Centre, Gold and Base Jos the Plateau State.

The Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong at the event commended the Nigeria Union of Journalist for remembering their colleagues “No one will be left in a doubt as to the responsibility and risks Journalists were exposed to all time, your resilience remains the only thing that will make us blaze the trial in carrying out the numerous responsibilities of reaching out to the society with the information that is largely beyond their reach.”

Director General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir, Joseph Ari in his lecture on the theme: “Journalism: Risk, Responsibility and Resilience in a Changing World” charged media owners to implement measures contained in the safety book of the International Federation of Journalists.

“Field reporter and media owners must be apt with the culture of risk assessments before undertaking any assignment” he said.

Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalist Plateau State Council, Mr. Yakubau Taddy stated that his colleagues who died will always be remembered as heroes who lay their lives in the line of duty.

8 Journalists who died on that faithful day in 2007, they are; Late Isaac Agbo of The Nation Newspaper, Mr. Reuben Emeje from the Federal Information, Late Sudan Lar of NTA Jos, Musa Nuhu of NAN, Emmanuel Adinoyi of AIT/Ray power Jos, Late Mrs. Judith Adams of New Nigerian Newspaper, Moses Ezulike of Champions Newspaper and Late Chinwo Avre of Leadership Newspaper respectively.

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