By Sunday John
The Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe has donated two plasma television (TV), 50 plastics chairs and a set of table tennis and its accessories to Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
Speaking during the donation on Monday in Lafia, the DG said the gesture was in fulfilment to the promise he has made when NUJ paid him a courtesy call in August 2020.
Dr Akabe has also donated N100, 000 to be used as price for the winners of table tennis competition to be organised by NUJ to promote sports in the state.
“You should organise table tennis competition for male and female journalists in the state and the N100, 000 be used as price for winners,” the deputy governor explained.
He added that the TV and chairs was donated to improve facilities at the Press Central Lafia and make it conducive for journalists to relax after the day’s work.
He noted that journalists have contributed a lot to the development of the state by publicising the activities of the government and projecting the state and its potential to the world and needed to be appreciated and supported.
He said the Governor Abdullahi Sule’s led administration would continue to support journalists where necessary to better their working conditions and welfare.
The deputy governor also appealed to journalists to always adhere to the ethics of their profession and avoid tendencies that would bring disunity in the country.
Akabe therefore appealed to other spirited individuals to support NUJ to make the press central more viable with state of the acts facilities.
Earlier, Salihu Alkali who led other State Working Committee members of NUJ to the deputy governor’s office, expressed gratitude the him for the gesture.
He promised that the items would be use judiciously.
He therefore promised that the leadership of the union would ensure highly disciplined and professional practice in the state.