NUJ Commences Democracy Dividend Tour Next Week


As part of it constitutional role of holding Government accountable, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), will commence the 2022 Democracy Dividend Tour (Media Tour) on August 15, 2022.

The tour which is expected to start from Lagos State on Monday is in fulfilment of the role accorded the media in upholding Government and its officials accountable to the people.

This was contained in a statement by the President of the NUJ, Comrade Chris Isiguzo, stating that the media serves as a veritable tool in showcasing and highlighting the strides, achievements, policies and programmes of Government.

Isiguzo said that the media tour will assist in deepening democracy as it will afford journalists the opportunity to inspect projects being executed in each state of the Federation, and report accordingly.

He also said that Journalists will take time off to participate in interactive sessions with Governors and their teams, adding that critical questions that may arise from the tour will be put forward for answers from the respective Governors.

Isiguzo further said that the NUJ expects that journalists will be able to report based on what they find on ground to the people of the respective states and Nigerians at large, to enable citizens form their opinions and take informed decisions.

According to him; “It should be noted that the Tour is not a sort of test or examination, but an attempt to see how the Union can engage with the various state governments to set an appropriate agenda for development”.

The Tour which is jointly being organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists and Nigeria’s foremost branding and image service provider, ‘Red Carpet Protocols’ will cover the 36 States of the Federation and journalists will be drawn from the broadcast, print and online media.

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