Bauchi NUJ conducts one-day training workshop for SEC members on peace reportage

By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The Bauchi state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Thursday conducted a one day training workshop for members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

The training work which took place at the Mohammed Abdullahi conference hall of the union centered on ethical issues, reporting for peaceful coexistence in the society and how journalists can protect themselves from falling victims to cyber frauds, among others.

Comrade Umar Sa’idu, the State Chairman of the union in his welcoming address, said organizing workshop mainly for the SEC members was the first of its kind in the
history of the union in Bauchi.

The NUJ Chairman reiterated his desire to continue organizing such training and re-training to the members in order
to update them with the current knowledge of how to
contribute towards the development of the society.

Themed: “Role of
the Journalists in Maintaining Peaceful Coexistence in the society, Comrade Umar urged the SEC members to reporting their activities to the state council regularly for necessary guidance.

The NUJ chairman commended the Bauchi state government for providing the befitting office accommodation for the union as well as studio for the NTA Bauchi and for showing commitment towards resuscitating the State
owned media houses, BATV/ BRC.

He said that the development will enable the two media houses own by the Bauchi state to compete with its
sister organizations across the country.

The NUJ chairman however, appealed to the state government to revisit the issue of upgrading the NUJ secretariat to enable journalists have a
conducive environment to operate.

Comrade Umar frown at groups and individuals who are fun of intimidating and humiliating journalists while carrying out their constitutional obligations.

He vowed that the leadership of the NUJ will not sit down and watch such constitutional breach without taking necessary measures to protect its members.

According to him, there is no society or government that would succeed without press freedom.

The NUJ Chairman however, cautioned his members to always
practice the profession according to its ethics, especially by ensuring objectivity, fairness, accuracy and balance in their reportage.

Comrade Umar while commending journalists in Bauchi for their fair and balanced reportage, especially during the last party primaries, warned that the union will not hesitate to sanction any erring member.

He therefore, urged his members to continue with the good efforts to ensure peaceful general elections come 2023.

Comrade Umar urged the participants at the workshop to pay serious attention during training in order to derive maximum benefit from it which he said will not only benefit the participants but the society in general.

Three resource persons who were invited to train the SEC members by the NUJ include, the National Secretary of the union, Mr. Shuaibu Usman Leman, former NUJ chairman and lecturer with the department of mass communication, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Comrade Sani Mohammed and an IT expart, Malam Biliyaminu Jambil.

Invited guests that graced the opening ceremony of the training include, Bauchi state Head of service, National
Secretary of the NUJ, Mr. Shuaibu Usman Leman, media veterans, as well as media Executives in the state.

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