From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Chairman of the Kogi state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Momojimoh Adeiza, has charged practicing Journalists to uphold the ethics of the noble profession by engaging in activities that will promote its image and practice.
The Chairman stated this over the weekend, at the Graphic Newspaper office, Lokoja when he picked his nomination form for the council elections.
Adeiza who noted that the Council has had challenges in actualising its lofty programmes as a result of the socio-economic and political situation in the state in the recent past, admonished members not to deviate from the callings of Journalism.
He said despite the unsavoury condition of practice in the state, society still expect Journalists to live above board, advising them not to soil their names with the behaviours that debases the image of the profession.
He added that the Council has started thinking outside the box to ensure that the welfare and well-being of Journalists in the state are enhanced, even as palliative measures have been put in place to meet the needs of some distressed members.
The chairman also reiterated the commitment of the council to provide conducive environment for smooth practicing of the profession and called on the members o reciprocate the gesture by living above board both in characters and sticking to the good taste of Journalism.
Adeiza warned them to avoid the temptation of inducement which has the propensity to destroy all that Journalism stand for in the building of a virile and moral based society.
He said from the feedback he has received from members for their stewardship in the last three year in office, he has all the confidence to have a good standing in the election.
He assured Journalists in the state of his readiness to continue to work for the improvement of the welfare of all the members and solicit for their support for his ambition.
The council election is expected to hold on the April 2, 2020 during the delegates triennial conference, even as the serving Vice- Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Auditor picked their nomination forms.