Commander of Man-O-War, Bauchi state command, Malam Yahaya Saleh, says individuals, public bodies and groups in the state are not giving his members the desired support to boost their morale.
Saleh expressed his displeasure in Bauchi on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on Malam Umar Saidu, Chairman of Bauchi State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
The Commander said even as they tried to contribute to the development of the state, the members were prevented from participating in the monthly environmental sanitation.
He explained that the Man-O-War group in Nigeria was established in 1970, with the mandate of promoting peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding among the citizens.
According to him, there is the need to appreciate their contributions and encourage them to do more in the overall interest of the state and the country.
Saleh however lauded journalists for publicising their activities, saying that they would continue to count on the support of the media in the discharge of their humanitarian activities.
He said some of the major challenges of the group are lack of office accommodation and operational vehicle to enable them perform effectively.
In his response, Chairman of NUJ, Bauchi Council, Umar Saidu, commended members of the group for their efforts towards promotion of peace and unity.
He assured that the media would support their activities, saying the positive contributions of the group in NYSC orientation camps were very clear.
He then called on the State government, individuals and organisations, to support the group. (NAN)
– Oct. 27 2020 @ 18:05 GMT |