A presidential candidate in the forthcoming delegates conference of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Mr Wale Odusile, has promised to establish NUJ Radio Station, if elected.
Odusile made the promise in Ibadan while campaigning at the Oyo State council of the union on Thursday.
He said the station would create jobs, generate revenue and serve as training ground for members and prospective journalists.
Odusile, Managing Editor of The Nation Newspaper, said he would bridge the gap between the NUJ and the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), adding that such would benefit the profession.
He stressed the need for the eradication of quackery in the pen profession, adding that he would ensure the union collaborated with security agencies to achieve this.
Odusile bemoaned the remuneration of journalists in the country and the treatment from some private owners too, assuring to give his best in actualising the much clamoured for media salary.
“Actualising the payment of a well- deserved salary on an enhanced media salary scale will be my priority.
“I will ensure that our members are not treated as civil servants. Journalists are professionals and should be like others.
“This, I promise will be achieved through sincere and genuine negotiation with government”, he said.
The presidential candidate promised to also ensure the convocation of annual conference of journalists in the country.
He said that the conference would avail members the opportunity to discuss their challenges, the union, the councils and the nation at large.