Journalists Boycott Fani-Kayode Press Conference In Akwa Ibom

The former minister who has been widely criticised for calling a Daily Trust journalist, Charles Eyo, ‘stupid’ when he asked him a question during a press conference in Calabar last week, is currently in Akwa Ibom for a similar media parley.

Femi Fani-Kayode / Photo credit: Premium Times
Femi Fani-Kayode / Photo credit: Premium Times

Members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Akwa Ibom State decided that they won’t be part of a press conference planned for Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation in the state.

The former minister who has been widely criticised for calling a Daily Trust journalist, Charles Eyo, ‘stupid’ when he asked him a question during a press conference in Calabar last week, is currently in Akwa Ibom for a similar media parley.

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However, the state NUJ in a letter signed by the Chairman, Comrade Amos Etuk, on Friday, directed its members to boycott the event as they would not have anything to do with Fani-kayode.

“In line with the disposition of the national leadership of our great Union, the State Council has directed that no journalist should attend a media parley with Femi Fani-Kayode or any of his activity at any location in Akwa Ibom State.

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The NUJ is not part of the visit.

Please, share this information in your various platforms,” Etuk said.

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