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COVID 19: NUJ Iwe Iroyin Press Centre, Lockdown

By AbuSatar Hamed

Chief Chris Isiguzo, President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)

ABEOKUTA: The Caretaker Committee of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Ogun state has said that the centre housing both the Union and private businesses shall close down pending the period when the ban on public gatherings will be relaxed from 7 a.m Thursday, March 26, 2020.

According to a press release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l magazine & www.startrendinternational.com by Wale Oluokun, a member of the Caretaker Committee, “Having consulted widely and reviewed the activities at the Secretariat, the lockdown was as a result of the global spread of the Covid-19 and the recent ban of all high-density gatherings in Ogun State and the NUJ National Headquarters directive to all the State councils to suspend all activities that could bring people together.”

The statement noted that “Reasons for the closure include compliance with government and our Union National secretariat’s directives and the need for precautionary measures to safeguard the health of our members and the general public.

“Operators of businesses within the premises are hereby through this notice reminded of the need to comply with the lockdown order in the interest of public health.

“All the twelve (12) Chapels leadership are advised to close their chapel offices for public transactions as part of the measures to safeguard the health of their members.”

The release also urged Journalists in Ogun state to adhere strictly with preventive measures and follow experts advice on COVID 19 prevention.

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