From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna State Council, yesterday, handed over the sum of 140,000 Naira to one of its members, Suleiman Shaibu who is due to under go operation at 44Armed Forces Hospital Kaduna on Saturday.
The Council Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf and Elder Joseph Edogbo (financial secretary) handed the money to the wife of Suleiman Shuaibu, a retired photo Journalist with NAN and New Nigerian Newspapers.
Comrade Yusuf said, he emotionally felt touched with the massive turn out of our members towards assisting our ailing colleague, Suleiman Shaibu who is scheduled for operation this Saturday.
“Elder Joseph Edegbo, Financial Secretary and I this morning visited him and handed over your financial support of one hundred and forty thousand naira (N140,000) to him through his wife.
“Suleiman Shaibu and his wife couldn’t hide their tears for the love, care and sympathy of our members towards his health.
“Tears suddenly ran down his cheeks while his wife kept on wiping it with a handkerchief.
“Suleiman Shaibu wasn’t crying for the money but for the love and care from his members which came to him unexpectedly.
“When I came on board as the Chairman of the Council I made three promises; Peace, Unity and Development.
“With your support the council now enjoys peaceful coexistence and we are now our brothers’ keepers ever than before. When someone approached me that one hundred thousand naira is needed for the operation, I said our members will do that, we don’t need to beg any politician for just little one hundred thousand naira. I’m not surprised within 24 hours more than the amount was contributed.