Dangote Group has expressed its readiness to collaborate with Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council, and its co-operative society.
The Group’s executive director, Government & Strategic Relations, Engr Mansur Ahmed, made this known when the NUJ FCT Council executive led by its chairman, Comrade Emmanuel Ogbeche, paid him a courtesy call at the Abuja Regional Office.
Ahmed, who is also the president, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), congratulated the new executive. He said Dangote sees NUJ as an institution that is impacting people’s life in the country the same way the Group does.
He noted the visit was historic, given the fact that it was made when Nigerians were looking at the activities of journalists given the closeness of the election.
Ahmed, who said NUJ has been up and doing in discharging its role, noted that they are ready for a good and open minded relationship that will promote national development.
“It is good and critical that we have a good understanding and strategic relationship with institutions like NUJ. Dangote Group has become a national institution and collaboration with other institutions is important to us.
“Again, cooperation and collaboration across institutions are vital for our country to move forward. We have a duty and responsibility to work with each other to make progress in the society.
“We will also collaborate with your co-operatives and if you are ready for that, there is a process you must fulfill”, he stated.
Earlier, Comrade Ogbeche thanked the Group for opening its arms for partnership with the council saying that Dangote has become a household name in Nigeria.
He said the collaboration is focused on training and retraining of journalists for capacity building to enable them to meet up with modern-day reporting.
Ogbeche also made case for NUJ co-operative society and combating hate speech especially as the 2019 elections approach.No tags for this post.