By Ibrahim Goronyo, Sokoto
This is to bring to the notice of the general public that the Corespondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Sokoto State chapter have resolved to discontinue it’s boycott of the State government as earlier announced.
This was contained in a release signed by the Secretary of the Chapel, Mr. Ankeli Emmanuel.
The decision was reached sequel to series of meetings and consultations involving delegated members as well as executives of the Chapel with the leadership of the State NUJ and managers of information of the State Government where complaints of the Chapel were frontally addressed.
These meetings, which were chaired by the State Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Isah Bajini Galadanci, reviewed the sad incident that occurred between the members of the Correspondents’ Chapel and security operatives at the gate of the Sokoto State Government House and reached understandings leading to resolutions to address the issues involved.
Resulting from the meetings, members of the Correspondents’ Chapel as fourth estate of the rhealm as well as the representatives of the State government have agreed to work towards a more harmonious relationship in the service of the public, who are the target of their mandates.
The Chapel however wish to emphatically state once again that, its position on not taking press release from individuals, groups, politicians or institutions who did not deem it for to invite them to their functions still stands.
Recall that members of the Correspondents’Chapel had on the .13/2/2021 took the decision to boycott all activities of the State government following harrasment, intimidation and molestation of their members by security personnel attached to the Sokoto Government House on 12/2/2021.
The Correspondents Chapel however wish to reiterate its call on Heads of Security Agencies in the State to sensitize their personnel on Media/Security relationship.