Abba Dukawa, Kano
The Nigeria Union of Journalists- NUJ has condemned former Minister of Aviation Fami Fani-Kayode, attack on Daily Trust reporter Cross River State Correspondent Eyo Charles who asked him a simple question which he felt was embarrassing.
In a statement signed by the President of the Union Chris Isigozu said.
It is instructive to remind the likes of Fani Kayode that it is the Constitutional right of Journalists to monitor and keep a check on people and institutions in power.
According to the statement by denigrating the journalist, Fani Kayode has exposed himself the more as an intolerant and unstable person who will not want his activities closely scrutinized by the Media.
Chris Isigozu noted that for him to have embarked on assessment of projects in some states, even though we are yet to be told under what platform, he is doing so, it is proper for the media to hold him to account for his actions and decisions.
Saying Fami Fani-Kayode reaction was totally unacceptable, dishonorable and reprehensible and we demand for retraction of his untoward, irritating and awkward utterances which negate simple decorum and civility.
We are more shocked that the same Kayode who had in recent times, used his social media handles to call leaders to account is at the same time attacking a Journalist for a simple demand for him to unmask those behind his nationwide tour.