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May Day: NUJ Salutes Media Workers………….Call For Unconditional Release Of Carter.

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The Nigeria Union Of Journalists, NUJ, has called for the unconditional release of Kufre Carter, sports presenter with XL 106.9 FM in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Carter who was reportedly detained by the DSS over a leaked telephone conversation he had with a medical doctor on the method deployed by the Akwa Ibom state government in handling the spread of Coronavirus in the state, had been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Uyo presided over by Magistrate Winifred M. Umohandy Esq on a three-count charge bothering on defamation of character.

The NUJ President, Comrade Chris Isiguzo who made the call while felicitating with workers especially media workers during Workers’ Day celebrations remarked that the Workers’ Day is a day set aside all over the world, to celebrate and appreciate workers for their tenacity and contributions to the development of Economies, noting that this year’s celebration is low keyed due to the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic.

He commended the Nigerian journalists for their doggedness, professionalism, diligence and dedication to their professional calling despite the peculiar occupational hazards they face in the course of their duty and enjoined them to be careful as they go about their duties of covering the Coronavirus issues, as well as take all precautionary measures as prescribed by WHO and the NCDC.

According to him,”We also use this occasion to once again call on governments at all levels to come to the aid of the Media workers who work round the clock in information dissemination.

“Media workers are also on the frontline in containing the COVID-19 pandemic, hence the need for comprehensive insurance, palliatives, safety kits and very importantly hazard allowance.

“The Union also calls for the unconditional release of Kufre Carter, sports presenter with XL 106.9 FM in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Carter who was reportedly detained by the DSS over a leaked telephone conversation he had with a medical doctor on the method deployed by the Akwa Ibom state government in handling the spread of Coronavirus in the state had been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Uyo presided over by Magistrate Winifred M. Umohandy Esq on a three-count charge bothering on defamation of character.

“NUJ also uses the opportunity of this celebration to request debtor media companies to do the needful by clearing several months arrears of salaries owed their workers.
“Once again, NUJ urges its members not to be dissuaded by these challenges but continue to keep hope alive”, he concludes..

Photo: Chris Isiguzo

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