NUJIC heralds 2022 Press week with road walk, fitness exercise

as Oyo HOS tasks members on professionalism, regular check-ups

Nigeria Union of Journalist, Information Chapel, (NUJIC), has called on its members and journalists across the country to be involved in regular physical exercise.

The Chapel’s Chairman, Comrade FASASI Ismail, made the call during a Road Walk and Exercise by members on Tuesday in Ibadan as part of activities lined up for the Chapel’s Week.

He said that the Road Walk and exercise would keep members fit and enhance the performances of their duties.

“The essence of the Walk is to ensure that journalists are physically fit to carry on with their constitutional responsibilities because, most times, journalists do not have time to exercise or go to hospital for medical checkup.”

“They are so busy on the job. From morning to night, they are all over the places doing their work. So, we thought it wise to do the walk which is a form of exercise to enhance physical fitness and healthy well-being.”

“I also want to call on journalists to also involve in physical exercise to keep fit, be healthy and perform better on the job,” Fasasi added.

In her remarks, the Oyo state Head of Service, Alhaja Ololade Ayoola, enjoined the members of NUJIC to use their profession to sensitize the general public on importance of election as their civic rights.

She admonished the members to be good watchdogs that will ensure that the general public are being given the truth.

Equally, she urged them to imbibe the ethics of civil service and make the rule and regulations their guides.

“Let people be aware of what they should do. Use this week to go into communities to mobilise and let people be aware that it is their civic right to participate in this election. It must also be a peaceful election.

“I like the topic of the lecture, which is ‘The role of Media as watchdog and gatekeepers in the general elections’. How do you want to be a watchdog? Do you wish to be the negative or positive watchdog? You just have to pick one but play your role to ensure that the society within which we live in and work is sustained.

“We don’t want to have elections rather will be cancelled due to a report from your members. So, I want to use this opportunity to wish the NUJIC and we will still continue to pass on the torch.

“Always remember that for you to be a member of this Chapel, you must have been a civil servant. Remember the ethics of the civil service in whatever you do as this will guide your conduct everyday.”

While speaking, the Chairman Nigeria Journalists, Oyo state Council, Comrade Ademola Babalola, commended the NUJ, Information Chapel for being one of the best Chapels in the state.

He called on other chapels in the state to emulate the good works that Fasasi led-administration has been doing in the chapel.

He used the medium to appreciate all members in the Chapel for supporting his administration and pledged to continue to make more success in the State.

The road walk which took place within the State Secretariat, led by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Oyesola Oyedele, Directors, Deputy Directors and all the members

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