By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Activities marking this year’s Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council Kick-off on Thursday with line up events beginning with visits to orphanage homes, prisons as well as hospitals within the metropolis and cash donations to seven widows.
Widows that benefitted include; Hadiza Walter Uba, Salamatu Alfashehu, Hauwaru Muhammadu, Rakiya John Akpus, Lola Seriki-Idahosa, Danladi Buba Gomba as well as widow and the family of Hamisu Ado.
The celebration which is meant to foster unity among members, will on Friday, December 13, will see the Council Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf, lead members to perform the Jumaat prayer to seek Allah’s blessings for a successful Press Week.
This will be followed by a novelty match in the afternoon at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna.
According to the programme of events, the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ), will engage the International Federation of Female Lawyers, (FIDA), while their male counterparts will struck it out with Kaduna Health Workers.
A statement jointly signed by the NUJ Press Week Committee Chairman and Secretary, Muhammad Sabiu and Gambo Santos respectively said, “we want to ensure that the event is a memorable one that will further unite our members.”
The state explained that, on Saturday, December 14, a public lecture with a theme: “Media as a Catalyst for the Promotion of Peace and National Security”, to be delivered by Mal. Ishaq Kauran Mata, a lecturer with Kaduna Polytechnic will hold at I-Care Centre.
The Co-discussants are; Dr Ismail Shehu, Director Public Affairs Dept, ABU and National Secretary of NUJ, Shuaibu Lema.
The National President of NUJ, Mr. Chris Isiguzo, is expected to be the chief host, while the Council Chairman, Comrade Adamu Yusuf is the host.
Meritorious awards will also be given to some governors, deserving members of the society, journalists as well as the Council’s past leaders.
As a way of addi g colour to the event, in the evening of same day, “there will be a lavish dinner at the Press Centre where members, families and friends will eat and dine while day four, December 15, the Council Secretary, Comrade Femi Adi, lead members to Sunday service to give thanks to God for a successful Press Week,” the statement reads.