ELDERS of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the South East have advised the five state councils in zone not to part with the Certificates of Occupancy (CofO) of vairous councils in the zone to the NUJ President, Mr. Chris Isiguzo as demanded.
The veterans went further to condenm Isiguzo’s call demanding that the original CofO of Enugu press Center be handed over to the National Secretariat where he presides.
The elsers described the demand as dubious, mischeveaous and concieved with treachery.
The NUJ President had during his on going nationwide council/chapel visitations, requested council’s to submit original CofO of their press centres to the national Secriatate for safe keeping, saying that all NUJ property belonged to the National body.
Isiguzo had also in Jos Pleteau state, berated the Enugu state government for enforcing town planning regulations in the state which resulted to demolition the illegal fence at the Enugu press centre.
Since then the NUJ President had embarked on blackmail of Enugu state government, sponsoring publications against the state government and instigating the public against the popular policy of the state government.
Chairman of the NUJ Elders forum, Chief Sebastian Okafor said their advise is coming amid agitations allegations that some members NUJ cabal were planning to further sell/lease parts of the press center to private developers.
The veterans called on the caretaker committee in Enugu sate to reject the move, noting that the request was not in good faith.
The group at it’s exapanded meeting in Enugu, during the weekend, adviced leadership of various Council’s across the zone not release it’s CofO to Mr President as it might led to perfection of illegality to sale press centers across the zone.