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Correspondents’ Chapel boycotts Kano Gov’t activities

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The Correspondents’ Chapel of the Kano State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has announced a boycott of all activities related to the Kano State Government, effective immediately.

Daily News 24 reports that the decision to boycott government activities was made in response to alleged “ongoing maltreatment of journalists by the government and its agents while carrying out their journalistic duties in the state.”

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Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel, NUJ Kano State, Aminu Ahmed Garko, expressed disappointment in the lack of improvement despite efforts to engage with government officials to address the issues faced by journalists.

Journalists in the state have reported facing harassment, intimidation, and physical assault, raising concerns about the government’s preference for non-professionals over trained journalists.

As a result of the alleged mistreatment of journalists, the Correspondents’ Chapel has declared that they will no longer participate in press conferences, cover government events, or conduct interviews with state officials until there is a tangible commitment to press freedom and the safety of journalists.

All members of the Correspondents’ Chapel are urged to stand united in this protest against the alleged ill-treatment of journalists in Kano State.

The Correspondents’ Chapel emphasizes the importance of a free and independent press in upholding democracy and vows to continue advocating for the rights and protection of journalists in the face of adversity.

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