THE 3RD NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS OPENS TODAY IN PORT HARCOURT.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 7, 2021
The National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Chief Christopher Isiguzo has called on the Federal Government to reverse the ban on Twitter operation in Nigeria .
Chief Christopher Isiguzo stated this while speaking as quest on Radio Rivers weekly current affairs programme spotlight yesterday.
Chief Christopher Isiguzo said the ban was averse to democratic practice because as he put it democracy promotes, free speech.
The NUJ national President, however, stated that Twitter made the first mistake by deleting the tweet of Mr. President, saying that the Logo of Twitter organization was symbolized by a bird to deliver a message and deleting Mr. President’s tweet was against its own principle.
Chief Isiguzo noted that because two wrongs do not justify a mistake, the Federal government should not have ban twitter operation in Nigeria.
He disclosed that the conference of the NUJ holds today with focus no Media, insecurity and National development and appealed to the public to attend.
Answering question, the National President of the NUJ Chief Christopher Isiguzo reaffirmed the commitment of the Union to serve as the last hope of the Common man by serving as the voice of the voiceless and ordinary Citizens of Nigeria.
He commended Rivers State Government for its developmental strides describing the State as one of the safest in the Country pointing out that Governor Wike would be inducted into NUJ integrity Hall of Fame during the three Day conference in Port-Harcourt.
Also speaking, another guest on the programme Doctor Nwisuator David-Sarogoro, Head of Department of Forestry and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture Rivers State University called on the state government to remove the department of Forestry and Environment from Ministry of Agriculture and place it in Ministry of Environment for effective performance.
Doctor Nwisuator David Osarogoro appealed for the regular planting of trees as part of efforts to restore the eco=system.