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Media most hit by Coronavirus in Nigeria – NUJ President, Isiguzo

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The Nationwide President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Chris Isiguzo, has mentioned that the media is probably the most hit sector by the outbreak of Coronavirus within the nation.

Isiguzo mentioned this whereas addressing members of the Oyo State council of the union in Ibadan throughout his go to on Saturday.

He was accompanied to Ibadan by some members of the union amongst whom had been NUJ Zone D Chief, Wilson Bako; Amos Dunia, Ladi Emmanuel, amongst others.

DAILY POST remembers that Coronavirus was first recorded in Nigeria in 2020.

Isiguzo added that the impact of Coronavirus made some media homes lay off a few of their employees.

“When the Coronavirus got here, the media is probably the most hit within the nation.

“Many of the newspapers have to put off their staff as a result of they don’t get adverts and different patronages.

“I can inform you {that a} newspaper doesn’t have employees once more, I can’t inform you the identify, however they’ve made their employees as freelancers.

“However, as a treatment, we’ve got arrange a committee along side MPAN and NUJ to rescue media homes from sacking staff. The committee is headed by the writer of Enterprise day newspaper.

“We believed that if such factor occurred, it’s not the professionals that ought to be affected”.

Isiguzo, whereas talking on the forthcoming seventh triennial delegates convention of the union, famous that the union would make the convention free and honest.

“Efforts have been made to make sure a hitch-free convention in Abia state subsequent month,” he mentioned.

The chairman of the state council of NUJ, Comrade Ademola Babalola, welcomed the delegation on behalf of the Oyo State Council of NUJ.

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