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In Ebonyi, NUJ Donates Food Item, Cloths, Others To Mark Press Week Celebration

By Adaeze Onuora Abakaliki

Ebonyi state council of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), yesterday visited inmates to mark the celebration of press week while also donated some food items, clothes and other materials worth thousands of naira  to them.

The council also visited minors at the state remand home, a place where under-aged children were remanded for various offences.

The visit was part of the activities lined up for this year’s press
Week of the council.

The Chairman of Ebonyi 2019 press week committee and the state Correspondent of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Comrade
Amaechi Odo said the visit was to give the inmates a sense of

“We are here to celebrate with the inmates of this remand home, they
Are part and parcel of the society and we are the watchdog of the
Society. So, our God given responsibility has brought us to this place
Through press week because if not for press week, we wouldn’t have
Come en mass like this, we are here to celebrate with them to look
Into their affairs to see where they are staying, to see  how it is
Being kept.

“This press week started yesterday with a road work. Today, we are
Visiting here, tomorrow will be a novelty match while the grand finale will be on Thursday. So, it has been a mouth watering event”, he said.

One of the exco members of NUJ, Comrade Juliana Okoro told the inmates to change their lives while in the remand home so that they will not return back to the area because of their characters after being discharged.

She expressed optimism that they would leave the remand home very soon.

One of the inmates(names withheld), said they have offended the government and the society in general by committing crimes which kept them in the remand home and promised that they would turn a new leaf.

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