NEW YEAR MESSAGE FROM NUJ PRESIDENT
*New Year Message*
*Dear Esteemed Colleagues and Fellow Citizens,*
As we stand on the precipice of a new year, I extend my warmest wishes to you all. The dawning of 2024 brings with it the promise of a fresh start, renewed hope, and the opportunity for collective growth. In the spirit of reflection and anticipation, I address you today with a message of optimism and a call for unity.
Our noble profession of journalism holds a unique responsibility in shaping the narrative of our nation. In the face of challenges, the pen remains mightier than the sword. As journalists, we are entrusted with the crucial task of disseminating information, uncovering truth, and safeguarding the principles of democracy.
The year ahead holds immense potential for progress and positive change. It is a canvas upon which we can paint a future built on the foundations of transparency, accountability, and shared prosperity. I implore each of you to approach your work with an unwavering commitment to journalistic ethics, ensuring that the public is informed and empowered.
Amidst the evolving dynamics of our society, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) stands as a steadfast advocate for press freedom, professional development, and the welfare of its members. In the pursuit of truth, let us also foster an environment that encourages innovation, inclusivity, and the highest standards of reporting.
As we embark on this new journey, I wish to address our fellow citizens with a plea for patience and understanding. The federal government, under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is navigating the complexities of governance with a vision encapsulated in the Renewed Hope Agenda. Change takes time, and in the spirit of unity, let us be patient as the administration works towards achieving its goals for the betterment of our nation.
President Tinubu’s agenda carries the promise of revitalized governance, economic prosperity, and social cohesion. It is incumbent upon us, as responsible citizens, to engage constructively, hold our leaders accountable, and actively contribute to the building of a nation we can all be proud of.
In closing, I express my gratitude to each journalist across Nigeria for your tireless dedication to the pursuit of truth. May 2024 be a year of resilience, growth, and collective achievement. Let us move forward with hope in our hearts, unity in our actions, and an unwavering commitment to the ideals that make our profession and our nation great.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year filled with boundless possibilities and the realization of our collective aspirations.
*Dr Chris Isiguzo MFR*
President, Nigeria Union of Journalists
31st December, 2023