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Journalists boycott Fani-Kayode’s press conference in Akwa Ibom



The Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists has directed its members to boycott a planned media briefing by a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani -Kayode, after his tour of the state .
The former Minister of Aviation arrived Uyo , Akwa Ibom State in continuation of his tour of South – South , and was received by Governor Udom Emmanuel .
But the chapter in a statement circulated to all its chapels on Friday , in Uyo , Akwa Ibom State capital, mandated members not attend any of his activities anywhere in the state.
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According to the statement signed by its chairman , Emos Etuk, and Secretary , Dominic Akpan , the decision is in line with the instruction from the national leadership of the union .
“ Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has directed its members to boycott a press conference planned for Femi Fani -Kayode, a former minister of aviation.This came days after Fani – Kayode insulted a journalist for asking him what he described as a “ stupid question” at a press conference after his tour of Cross River state .
“ In line with the disposition of the national leadership of our great Union , the State Council has directed that no journalist should attend a media parley with Femi Fani -Kayode or any of his activity at any location in Akwa Ibom State . The NUJ is not part of the visit ,” the statement read in part

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