BY VICTOR BUORO, ABUJA – Leading Presidential aspirant in the forthcoming Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Triennial National Delegates Conference, Mr. Jacob Edi, has said he plans to rework the rules of engagement of journalism practice to ensure that both the profession and the Union are brought back to reckoning with a view to play its constitutional role in government and governance.
Edi, who stated this while chatting with a group of young journalists in Abuja on Saturday as part of consultations with members of the NUJ in line with his aspirations, said beyond the issue of improved welfare package for working journalists, the NUJ as a professional and trade Union is in dire need of leadership.
The NUJ Presidential aspirant, who served the Union in different capacities that included Financial Secretary, Secretary and Chairman of Abuja Council at various times, explained that the challenge of leadership is in followership itself.
He therefore challenged the young journalists to develop keen interest and participate in the activities of the Union as against folding their arms to expect things to fall in shape.
In the words of Edi; “What the NUJ needs at this point in time is a leader who is sincere, experienced, focused and large hearted as well as committed to the ideals and improvement of the profession holistically.
The young journalists had told the presidential hopeful that they have always admired his candour, confessed they had lost interest in the Union especially in the area of protecting the interest of members.