From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna
The Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Kaduna State Council has launched a compendium of its members to check people masquerading as its members.
The compendium is a lists of members who have been screened by the chapel based on NUJ Constitution.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the new office of the Chapel on Friday, April 27, the Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Mr. Midat Kakuri said the compendium will be updated from time to time as new members join the chapel.
In his remarks, the National President of NUJ, Comrade Abdulwaheed Odusile said Journalists have the responsibility in maintaining peace and order in the society; and therefore tasked them to put the interest of the people first.
Odusile who was represented by the Kaduna State Council Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, urged Journalists to adhere to the ethics of the profession and get involved in developmental reportage.
The NUJ President added that the Correspondents’ Chapel comprises of media representatives nationally and internationally covering activities in the state.
He advised members of the noble profession to always strive to show ultimate allegiance to citizens by putting public interest and truth above self interest
“We must commend the efforts of the Executive Members of this Chapel for launching its compendium, the full names and pictures of their members will complement the efforts of the state and national body of NUJ to fish out quacks among us and that will also help sanitize the system.
“Few of the obligations of journalism if I am to remind you are: truth, objectivity, balance and social responsibility to the state, country and the world in general,” he said.