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A’Ibom NUJ bars members from covering state assembly

Akwa Ibom House of Assembly

Akwa Ibom House of Assembly

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Akwa Ibom Council, has barred its members from covering the plenary sessions of the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly.

 

According to PMNews, the directive was issued in a communique released at the end of its Wednesday’s state Congress held at its Secretariat on Information Drive, Uyo.

 

The communique was signed by the council Chairman, Amos Etuk, Secretary, Dominic Akpan, Chairman and Secretary, Communique Drafting Committee, Iniobong Ekponta and Dianime Uko, and member, Emem Okon.

 

The council hinged its action on the appointment of a non journalist, Mr Nkereuwem Udom, as the Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr Udeme Otong.

 

According to the communique, the union warned “that any member that defaults the congress will face severe sanctions”.

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