Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called for adequate compensation for all journalists and media houses affected by hoodlums attacks.
News Rain Nigeria gathered South-West leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called for adequate compensation for all journalists and media houses affected by the attacks carried out on them this week by hoodlums.
EndSARS: NUJ Calls For Compensation For Media Houses, Journalists Attacked
In that regard, the NUJ, therefore, called on the federal government and well-meaning individuals in the society to give palliatives to the affected media establishments in order to bounce back to life in no distant time.
According to the statement, the media contributed immensely to Nigerian democracy and should therefore not be the target of attack.
While describing the attack on media as an ill-motivated and wrong signal to the international community, the NUJ called for an immediate stop to any form of attack on the media or Journalists carrying out their legitimate duties.
The statement read: “The media have always identified with masses and together with other human rights activists, we fought for the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria. it, therefore, baffles our minds why we should be victims of the attack in a democratic setting.
“It’s unfortunate that the media establishments affected by the attacks are all located in the South West region, which is the hub of Journalism in Nigeria. It is on this note that we call on the federal government to come to the rescue of the affected media establishments by providing relief funds for them.
“While calling for a thorough investigation into all the attacks carried out against media houses and Journalists in the last few days, we call for adequate compensation for all our members affected by the attack.”
Recalled that the corporate headquarters of Television Continental (TVC), the Nation newspaper, Lagos TV, Eko FM, and Traffic Radio, Channels TV all in Lagos State were attacked on Wednesday by hoodlums.
Also, the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), Osogbo was also a victim of attacks carried out by hoodlums.