Cleric seeks special prayers for journalists

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LAGOS – A cleric, Pastor Chukwumeyere Ikejiaku of the City of Love Christian Centre, Ikeja, on Saturday called for special prayers for journalists in the country.

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Ikejiaku made the call at a  prayer session organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State Council.

“Journalists need prayers. Their efforts at informing the public always should be commended.

“They are the one exposing corrupt leaders and other social vices in the society. It is obvious that they are prone to attacks and that is why they need our prayers,’’ he said.

The clergyman, however, cautioned journalists against publishing falsehood and urged them to do more of investigative journalism.

The Chairman of the Council, Mr Deji Olumoye, said the purpose of the session was to seek God’s protection for journalists in the country.

Meanwhile, the council commended the management of the Sun and Vanguard Newspapers for providing insurance policy cover for journalists in their establishments.

The chairman of the council, who made the commendation at the council’s March congress, urged other media houses to emulate the two organisations.

Olumoye, however, condemned the inability of the Champion Newspaper management to pay the two years’ salary arrears of journalists in the organisation. (NAN)

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