Following the murder of Channels TV reporter, Enenche Akogwu by the Boko Haram’s foot soldiers in Kano on the day of the multiple bombing mayhems, Senate President and the Okpokpowulu of Idomaland, Senator David Mark has urged media organisations to embrace the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ life assurance policy, saying the policy is vital for every journalist in the event of unexpected occurrence.
The number 3 man who was represented by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan gave this charge recently in Lagos while presenting a N500, 000 cheque to the family of the deceased.
According to Mark: “I condole with the management of Channels over the loss of Enenche Akogwu. May I also extend my condolences to the family of the deceased reporter. May God grant him eternal rest.
“May I say I appreciate the new trend of Channels’ news reporting, which has helped to promote democracy and good governance. Let me also use this medium to advise media organisations to key into NUJ’s life assurance policy in case of events like this.”
Mr. Steve Judo, general manager of Channels Television who received the cheque on behalf of, Mr. John Momoh, expressed appreciation to Mark for what he termed his “awesome” gesture just as he assured the Senate President that the money would be presented to the family of Akogwu Abah Ododa.