The Sun man elected union scribe
From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri
Borno State Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has canvassed better welfare package and insurance for members working in volatile areas to serve as motivation for the enormous risk they take in reporting events in such environment.
The union at its triennial conference/elections in Maiduguri urged media owners and government to introduce special allowance for journalists reporting from hostile environment as it operates in many international media organisations, maintaining that by so doing, journalists in such areas can give their best without compromising ethical standard.
He urged the national body of the union to honour journalists in Borno especially the correspondents who he said stayed back in the state to do their job while others including senior government officials and politicians fled. The chapel produced new officials including The Sun Borno senior Correspondent, Timothy Olanrewaju who was elected the secretary while Haruna Dauda Biu of the Voice of America (VOA), became the Chairman. Others include Yunusa Ndahi of National Mirror (Vice Chairman), Ben Aidokanya (Pilot) as treasurer, Ahmed Mari (Champion) elected as Auditor, Dauda Mbaya of Today’s Impact as Assistant secretary while Hamza Suleiman of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is the new the Financial secretary.