The President, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Chris Iziguzo has appealed to the Nigeria Police to protect Journalists as they carry out their legitimate duties across the country.
Iziguzo, in a remark at a Forum for the Adoption of Framework on Police Media-Relationship and Safety of Journalists in Abuja, said that the safety of journalists was crucial to national growth in view of their role as watchdogs of the society.
The event was organised by NUJ in collaboration with Media Foundation for West Africa and other partners.
Iziguzo said that Nigeria should not toy with its newsmen because they were the light, conscience and watchdog of the society. He emphasised the need for journalists and Police to work together, and regretted that the role of the newsmen as the oxygen of democracy was under severe threat.
Similarly, the Executive Secretary, Media Foundation for West Africa, Sulemana Braimah in his speech, said that the relationship between the media and the Police was a crucial one.
The participants were drawn from the Nigeria Police, Media and other relevant stakeholders.