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Saturday, June 17, 2017

NUJ Commends Obiano On Media Friendly Policy

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Anambra state chapter has commended the present administration for being media friendly, following the recent approval of the twenty five year old pension and gratuity of retirees of the Anambra Broadcasting service, ABS, and Anambra Newspaper and Printing Cooperation,' the National Light', by the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano.

The Obiano administration received the commendation during a press briefing organized by the Union at the Press Center in Awka.

The Union which spoke through its chairman, Comrade Emma Ifesinachi, while expressing delight on the humane and sensitive disposition of the state government in approving the pension and gratuity of the two media  establishments, said that the gesture has brought joy to many families of journalists and media workers, calling on it not to relent in the determination to see that the retirees in the establishments begin to receive their pay as intended.

Listing some of the challenges still facing journalists in the state to include non completion of the press center, its fencing, among others, Comrade Ifesinachi, appealed for state government's intervention, and promised on behalf of the journalists to continue to live up to expectations.

He commiserated with the Governor on the death of his late mother, Mrs Christiana Obiano.

Comrade Ifesinachi, used the opportunity to appreciate the Vice Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Prof. Josephat Ahaneku, for approving the running of professional Diploma programme in Journalism in the institution, noting that the academic programme is an eloquent step to professionalize the practice in the state.

The event had some officials of the Union in attendance, including Comrades Emma Udeagha and Ekwi Ajide, among others.

By Emmanuel Okonkwo

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