By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia.
Governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule said that his administration would create a media village for practicing Journalists in the State.
He stated this Friday, in response to some miraids of requests put to him by the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Chris Isiguzo, when he led North Central Zonal Offficials of NUJ, on a courtesy visit on Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi at the Government House, Lafia, the state capital.
According to him, the state was endowed with large land for development, noting that the request by the NUJ National President to create a media village for practicing Journalists in the state was nice idea as it address Housing challenge of media professional working in the State.
Governor directed the Leadership of the Union both in the Zone and National to lias with the State Commissioner of information and the Ministry of Lands to initiate action for the actualization of the project
Governor Sule who promised to create the conducive atmosphere for Journalists to discharge their constitutional responsibilities in the state, tasked media Practitioners in the state to always carry out their duties in avoidance with the ethics of the Profession.
In his speech, National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Mr Chris Isiguzo, said that NUJ was concern about the dare need of Media Village for Journalists across the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Comrade Isuguzu stressed that creating a media village for practicing Journalists in the state’s of the federation would go a long way in addressing the accommodation needs of Journalists.
Earlier in his address of welcome, the National Vice President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) North Central, Chief Wilson Bako informed that the NUJ officials were in the state for meeting of the zone and to present an Award of Excellence to governor Sule.