By Abdulafeez Olaitan, UNILAG
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has formally adopted National Union of Campus Journalists Nigeria (NUCJ) as an affiliate body.
This occurred following the recent visit of NUCJ National Executive Council to the leadership of Nigerian Union of Journalists national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, 28th April, 2021.
The NUJ President, Chris Isiguzo and other executive officers of the union received the NUCJ delegation led by its President, Samuel Ajala.
At the gathering, Samuel Ajala presented the structure, scorecard, projects and plans of the union. He also sought collaboration between both unions.
In the same vein, he emphasized the need for immense support and mentorship for campus journalists in order to secure the future of journalism in Nigeria.
The National Union of Journalists’ President, Chris Isiguzo praised the collective effort of NUCJ in promoting good journalism on Nigerian campuses. He confirmed that the future of journalism in Nigeria rested on the shoulders of the next generation. Thus, he stressed the need for mentorship and trainings for campus journalists to develop and sharpen the ability to confront modern trends and challenges.
Isiguzo approved the adoption of NUCJ as an affiliate of NUJ. In addition, he also set up a contact desk for the union at NUJ Secretariat. He assured the commitment of the NUJ to partner and support the NUCJ in its plans and programmes.
The NUCJ President thanked the leadership of NUJ for its support and promised to continue its efforts at supporting nation-building through journalism and related activities.
Abdulafeez Olaitan is the Campus Ambassador for Unilag. He is a writer who served as a delegate of Austria in ECOSOC committee at the 2020 IBMUN conference. Olaitan enjoys collecting quotations and astrophotos.