The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Anambra State Council as enjoined journalists in the state to continue to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, for which they are known for especially at this critical time that the state is approaching governorship election.
This was contained in acommuniqué issued at the end of this month’s congress of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Anambra state council held at the Godwin Ezeemo International Press Center, Awka.
The congress, presided over by the state chairman, Sir Emmanuel Ifesinachi, deliberated on several issues affecting the union and the state.
The Congress commended journalists in the state for effective coverage of political and other activities in the state and warned that it would not hesitate to sanction journalists found wanton in the performance of their sacred responsibility.
It regretted the menace of fake journalists in the state and the bad image which these impersonators brought to the profession and called for public support especially law enforcement agencies, to enable the council deal decisively with this matter and advised political parties and other newsmakers to carry the NUJ along, in all their publicity related activities, to avoid falling victim to the antics of the charlatans.
It commended Anambra State Police Command for improved security situation in the State but condemned the unprofessional conduct of some police officers, especially in Awka, who often delay, molest and extort motorists and other citizens on the road and urged the commissioner of police to check such ugly incidents which could erode the confidence and support of the public for the body.
The congress also commended political parties for the smooth and peaceful conduct of primaries for electing their governorship flag bearers and enjoined them to continue in that trajectory in order to guarantee a peaceful and successful governorship poll in the state.