By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna Council, Comrade Adams Yusuf has reiterated that the council remains a pioneer and shining example among its peers in the 19 Northern states and Abuja as well as the rest of the country.
Comrade Yusuf stated this when the State Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Terngu Gwar led a team of the commission on a courtesy call to the NUJ Kaduna State secretariat on Wednesday April 24, 2019.
“Kaduna remains pioneer and the best NUJ because all the 19 States chapters and even Abuja were given birth to by Kaduna chapter of NUJ,” he said.
He explained that Kaduna is a hub for the media both local and international and has spread of outreach the world over.
Kaduna has come of age and is home of media. In Kaduna I can say, internationally, we have BBC, VOA, and other international media, NTA, TVC, AIT, Channels, Liberty, DITV and other TV stations, all the national dailies and the two biggest online in Northern Nigeria, New Nigerian and AUTHENTIC News Daily,” he said.
He reiterated Kaduna NUJ’s commitment to ensuring that issues of human rights abuses and arbitrary arrests of Nigerians is reduced to its barest minimum.
“We have hardworking journalists that can ensure that your activities are given adequate coverage.
“We also boast of competent hands and even the local programmes here reach all over the world. We get callers from Saudi Arabia and others during a Hausa Programme on Radio Nigeria, Hanu Dayawa,” he said.