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Assault: Nasarawa NUJ calls for media blackout on Fani-Kayode

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The Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has called on the media to give former Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode a total blackout for assaulting Eyo Charles, the Cross-River State correspondent of Daily Trust newspaper.

Recall that the former Aviation Minister, in a viral video, was seen verbally assaulting the reporter after following a question on who bankrolls Mr Fani-Kayode’s tours to states.

Responding, the union, in a communiqué issued at its monthly Congress, jointly signed by Salihu Alkali and Sunday John, Chairman and Secretary respectively, said Mr Fani-Kayode is a disgrace and do not merit media attention.

The council also commended the National Secretariat of NUJ for its prompt reactions by coming to the defence of the journalist who was attacked for just doing his job.

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The NUJ, however, called on the national body to slam a ban on coverage of activities of the ex-minister.

The Council also lauded the state government under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Sule and his Deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, for their support to the Council in the provision of a conducive working environment and welfare.

The council further encouraged members on strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols as outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

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