Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has appealed to the Bauchi State government to pay weigh-in allowances to working Journalists in the State.
National President of the Union, Abdulwaheed Odusile made the appeal on Saturday during the opening ceremony of the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of the union held at Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi.
According to him, the union had facilitated the approval and implementation of the weigh-in allowances in several states, urging Bauchi State government to also replicate same in the State.
The National President who opined that journalists are the agents of change, urged them not to report anybody who makes hate speeches capable of destabilising the peace and unity of the nation.
Also speaking, the State Governor Mohammed Abubakar, represented by the state head of Civil service Liman Bello, thanked the NUJ for choosing the State to hold the meeting, and asked the participants to discuss critical national issues during the meeting.
He said the State government gives priority attention to the media sector, adding that the State television and radio stations are currently being digitalised.
Others who delivered goodwill messages at the event were the State commissioner of information, Umar Ibrahim Sade, Emir of Dass, Usman Bilyanu Othman and NUJ national President, Odusile.