Fredrick Nwabufo Convenes ‘Journalists for United Nigeria’ - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Fredrick Nwabufo Convenes ‘Journalists for United Nigeria’


--- Says Current Challenges Surmountable With Support Of All Nigerians
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By The Daily Crucible 

Foremost journalist and columnist,   Fredrick Nwabufo, has convened an ideological and voluntary group for journalists committed to peace-building, national cohesion and progress.

Nwabufo who disclosed the name of the group as ‘Journalists for United Nigeria (JUN),' said it is strictly non-partisan; not a pressure or lobby group, but a think-factory to connect minds in the media who are committed to a united Nigeria. 

In a release on Monday to announce the the group,  he explained that the sustenance of national unity rests largely in journalists' hands, urging them to rise to the occasion and mobilise both the political class and the populace to imbibe the spirit of togetherness. 

The columnist reminded Nigerian journalists to take cognizance of the fact that they have no other country than Nigeria, appealing that they should through their profession, lead by example.

Nwabufo said he believes the current challenges in the country will be tackled effectively with the support of all Nigerians.

‘’I believe, the media possesses some of the brightest minds. JUN is more or less a discussion forum for like-minded people. It is non-partisan; it is not a pressure group. It is not a lobby group; it is not a political group. It is a forum where journalists can converge to exchange ideas and opinions on how to strengthen national unity,’’ Nwabufo said.

‘’We need in abundance citizens who can be Nigerians. It is my view that only journalists fit into this. By virtue of being men and women of the pen, they shape opinions and narratives. They make or mar. The sustenance of our national unity rests largely in our hands. We must rise to the occasion and mobilise both the political class and the populace to imbibe our togetherness. We have no other country than Nigeria. Let us, through our profession, lead by example.

‘’I would like to be emphatic here; this group was conceived out of a strong desire for the peace and progress of Nigeria. I believe we are stronger together.

‘’It is purely voluntary for Nigerians. No financial rewards whatsoever; except for the psychological fulfilment that comes from knowing you are contributing to the peace and growth of your country.’’


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