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The Nigeria Union of Journalists Enugu State Council led by Comrade Sam Udekwe wants absolute independence and protection of all Journalists as they discharge their assigned duties.

Comrade Udekwe in a statement to Journalists signed by the State Secretary of the Council, Dame Ifeoma Amuta on the celebration of World Press Freedom Day emphasizes that the roles of Journalists and the media in information dissemination and development of the nation cannot be overemphasized.

The Statement notes the various hazards Journalists go through sometimes in the discharge of their duties to cover stories as the watchdogs of the society.

It calls for better welfare and working conditions for the media workers and more enforcement of the Freedom of Information Act.

NUJ Enugu State Council calls for more respect for Journalists and wants members to always discharge their duties professionally.

It explains that as the fourth Estate of the Realm, the media should also continue to hold the government accountable to the people and be cautious while dischargiong their duties with the current global environmental crisis.
With this year’s theme: A press for the planet: Journalism in the face of Environmental crisis,the statement calls for adequate security and respect for the press.

May God bless all Media Workers.

Signed

Dame Ifeoma Amuta
Secretary NUJ Enugu State Council.

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