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Why I Donated Internet Facility To Kaduna NUJ – Media Expert

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By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna

Media expert, Ahmed Maiyaki, has explained that the rationale behind donating internet facility to the Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ ), Kaduna Council is to ensure that journalists in the state have access to free internet.

Maiyaki who was the former Media aide to the immidiate past Governor of Kaduna state, Muktar Ramalan Yero, while donating the facility at the weekend to the Council leadership, he explained that the internet facility would ease the issue of individual buying data.

According to him, the central internet facility would no doubt narrow the gap between the journalists and unite them.

“This facility can accommodate at least 64 members at a go to send out their stories. Instead of going to Cafe or buying individual data, this facility will also bring members closer. The current leadership of the Council is working hard to unite members. This internet facility will bring the people together and make the Council more active,” the media guru explained.

While speaking, Maiyaki further said: ” whatever I have become or whatever I am today, I started from the council. I always look at NUJ as my home. So, whatever little thing I have, I need to look back at my origin. Giving to NUJ is not enough because NUJ has given much more than we have given to the NUJ.

“I feel that this facility will aid the work of Journalists who are the watchdog of the society. We should do our work to put government in check for providing good governance.

“And interestingly, the current leadership of the Council has taken it upon itself that factual reports are enhanced in Kaduna. If you look around, Kaduna NUJ is wearing a new look and members are getting united. So the best way to compliment this effort is to bring this internet facility for members to use. I don’t want to be like every day politicians that will make promises that they will never fulfilled.

“However, apart from this internet I will continue to support the council with funds in order to bring more facilities that are necessary for our work.”

On 2023 general election, he urged journalists to remain ethical and responsible in the course of their duty.

In her remarks, thd Chairman, Kaduna State Council of NUJ, Hajiya Asmau Yawo Halilu, applauded the gesture, saying that the donation was in fulfilment of Ahmed Maiyaki’s promise to provide for the Council an internet facility.

“We are very delighted for the good gesture from our Senior Colleague, Ahmed Maiyaki, for donating internet facility to our council. We have plan to do this for our members but we are happy that he decided to assist in providing the internet facility.

” It will easy the work of our members. It will help our members in saving their personal data and time of going to Cafe. So, we are very grateful to Ahmed Maiyaki for fulfilling the promise he made during the commissioning ceremony of some of the facilities of the Council in May 14, 2022,” Comrade Asmau said.

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