Soludo’s administration committed to journalists welfare – Aide

Christian Aburime, the Press Secretary to the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has insisted that Soludo’s administration is committed to the welfare of media practitioners in the state.

Aburime was reacting to a communique by the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists that stated that Soludo was running a government without a human face, and not taking journalists and journalism seriously.

The communique was signed by the state chairman of NUJ, Dr Emeka Odogwu, and issued after its July congress.

In the communique, the NUJ faulted alleged plans by the Soludo-led government to terminate the appointments of journalists working in the state-owned media outfit, National Light Newspaper.

But Aburime, while reacting to the development in a press briefing on Monday, insisted there were no such plans.

He said, “There are no such plans. It is not true. The Governor is a lover of journalists, and I can tell you that. The portrayals we are getting from the NUJ about who Mr Governor is is not true.

“Even the National Light Newspaper issue, I can tell you that it is being handled by the concerned ministries, and there is nothing to fear about.

“It is not good for NUJ to start describing Soludo as being inhumane or wicked. We have the best interest of the journalists at heart, and the governor is working to hold a meeting with journalists and also fashion out the way forward.”

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