NAN – The President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr AbdulWaheed Odusile, on Thursday promised to continue the struggle for Media Salary Structure for journalists in the country.
Odusile made the promise when members of the Federated Chapel of the union paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
“We shall achieve media salary for the members of the union. It is part of our manifesto.
“ So far, we are getting good responses from the appropriate quarters in that direction’’, Odusile said.
He stressed that the battle was a long one that needed the efforts of every member.
Odusile expressed concern over non-remittance of check-off duties by some organisations and promised to address the issue soon.
According to him, the union is losing too much money through that channel and vowed to recover any money taken from the union illegally.
He said the union would liaise with the National Assembly for a law to tackle quackery.
He restated commitment to training and re-training of union members and promised to take International Institute of Journalism to greater heights to compete favourably with its foreign counterparts.
Odusile commended the chapel for the visit, adding that the issues raised would be pursued to logical end.
Chairman of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) chapel, Mr Felix Ajide, congratulated the Odusile for his victory in the just-concluded NUJ election.
Ajide urged the president to take members’ welfare seriously and to take the media salary further by doing everything in his power to achieve it.
He assured the president of the Federated Chapel’s full support and cooperation at all times.
Ajide urged him to tackle the activities of quacks head on in order to give the profession a good image.
He said the election was well-conducted and thanked the secretariat for the good job.