ABUJA/Nigeria: The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has declared August 30, 2018 a national day of protest against what it described as “impunity against the Nigerian journalists.”
Shuaibu Usman Leman, the NUJ National Secretary, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, directed all the states and FCT councils of the Union to mobilise the members for the protest.
Mr Leman directed the councils to stage protests within their respective press centres.
He said the protest could also be organised in selected media organisations, urging the state councils to also ensure full media coverage of the event.
“We appeal that you all make adequate mobilisation to ensure that members attend and participate fully. Speeches should be made by stakeholders and where applicable, mention instances of such attacks and breeches”, he stated.
The Secretary said that councils should intimate the state governments of the planned protest, pointing out that the Union’s National Secretariat had sent a letter to the Presidency regarding the plan.