Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Dino Melaye Receives Senator Of The Year Award But NUJ Declares It Illegal

Dino Melaye at peace corps award

The Kogi West District senator, Dino Melaye has received the Senator of the Year Award from the Senate Press Corps. The award ceremony took place on Monday at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The corps jsd nominated Melaye snd 14 others for series of award at the event.

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) kicked against the award and had canceled it snd declared it illegal.

The controversial and vocal senator had sponsored 15 bills which includes the Anti-Jungle Justice bill. The bill has been passed and is awaiting presidential assent.

Speaking on Monday, the National President of NUJ, Abduiwaheed Odusile and the Chairman of FCT Council of the Union, Ella Abechi , said the Union had canceled the proposed award and it was declared illegal.

According to NUJ President, Odusile, he saod;
"The Union dissociates itself from the so-called conferment as it did not comply with the provision of the Constitution of NUJ on such issues, hence the nullification of the award.

Also, Sbechi called off the award ceremony, saying that it was illegal and lacks legitamcy by the NUJ constitution.
" The press corps is not a legitimate organ to decide who to give awards to."

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