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NAWOJ Advocates Salary Review For Media Practitioners

todayAugust 7, 2023 71

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The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ has advocated upward review of salaries of media practitioners in the country towards objective reportage.

The National President of NAWOJ, Mrs Ladi Bala made the call at the National Thanksgiving Service of NAWOJ, at the Christ the King Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Apo, Abuja.

In a sermon at the service, the pastor in charge, Olusegun Rotimi admonished the congregation to keep faith in God even with the economic situation in the country.

A thanksgiving and special Prayers were offered in honour of the Women Journalists to appreciate God for an office space for the association’s secretariat and a plot of land for the permanent National Secretariat after thirty three years of existence.

Speaking at the service, the former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen who commended NAWOJ for efforts in being the watchdog of the society, called for more synergy and a strong support system among women towards promoting good governance.

“I rededicate this award to Nigerian women particularly NAWOJ and pray God to continue to use them in changing the narratives of Nigerian women,”

Also speaking,the country director of Action Aid Nigeria, Ene Obi called on the Federal Government to explore dialogue rather than military action on the coup in Niger Republic while advocating for more women visibility in the ministerial nominees.

“The way Niger citizens are accepting the coup plot means that something is wrong and military option is not the best, ECOWAS should engage them in dialogue and not sending troops”.

Earlier in her remarks, the National President of NAWOJ, Mrs Ladi Bala who appreciated God and some women who contributed to the achievements of NAWOJ, noted that the association had been in existence for over 33years without a structure to her name.

“This is the beginning of great things for NAWOJ, we now have a land, we need to build it, basically this is celebrating Gods hand in our lives, celebrating the women God used in achieving this feat and bridging the gap”.

Mrs Bala also called for concerted intervention in the salary review of media practitioners by the government and media owners towards promoting good governance in the country.

Highlight of the event was the presentation of awards to the former Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, the Country Director of Action Aid Nigeria, Ms Ene Obi, former NAWOJ president and veteran journalist, Mrs Moji Makanjuola, amongst other women who have contributed immensely towards changing the narratives in NAWOJ.

Nkiru Okeke, Edited By Grace Namiji

Written by: Elizabeth David

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