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Published On: Fri, Nov 17th, 2017

FCT-NAWOJ bemoans assault on female journalist

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By Everest Samuel Ikechukwu

The FCT Chapter of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has condemned the recent physical assault on one of her members, Mrs. Josie Mudashiru of the FCT Administration, by Mr. Nnachi Okafor, of the same organization.
The incident occurred on October 6th when Mrs. Mudashiru, in company of another colleague, tried to seek clarifications on some minor union issues from the accused, allegedly resulting in him (Mr. Nnachi) spitting on her as well as slapping her.
A development, which the Association, at the end of her November Congress, strongly condemned, describing it as despicable and a spite on womanhood.
According to the Chairperson, FCT NAWOJ, Comrade Okoh-Esene Stella, no matter the level of provocation, no man should raise his hand against a woman in the work place because there are laid down rules of channeling such grievances for appropriate action.
A statement signed by NAWOJ’s Secretary, Grace Njoku,
the Association therefore called on the federal government and other relevant bodies to look into the matter with a view to ensuring that fairness is upheld.
This, the Association said, will serve as a deterrent to those who molest women in work places.
In another development, the Association called on media houses to ensure prompt payment of its workers, especially the womenfolks, because they are in the forefront of taking care of the family.
It therefore stressed that the Association will continue to stand up for its teeming professional members at all times.

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