The national executive committee of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has raised serious concerns over increasing banditry and kidnapping across the country, calling on Federal govt to urgently address the menace.
The council also drew the attention of the Media Proprietors to the poor welfare conditions and insecurity of Journalists,
This was contained in the Communique issued at the end of the June National Executive Council meeting held in Umuahia, Abia State.
According to the communique, a situation where Journalists will not be paid salaries is unacceptable and against the principles of International Labour Organization.
The Communique also call on Journalists to, at all times be guided by fairness, truthfulness and factual in their reportage of events.
While giving reports on the State of the Union, the Vice President, B zone, Come Cosmos Oni reported that only Ondo State Council from the Zone is the only one that held elections between January and June, 2019.
Earlier at the meeting, the Abia State Governor, Dr Victor Okezie, represented by his Deputy Sir Udo Oko Chukwu, Challenged the Media to leave up to their role as the bastion of the National conscience, set agenda for the Political and Economic growth of the Country.
He added that no Nation grow without adequate and well informed Information machinery.
The NEC meeting had in attendance the National Officers, Zonal leaders and Chairmen and Secretaries from the 36 State Councils and Abuja.