Nigerian journalists have the worst condition of service inthe world – NTA General Manager

Information credited to the General Manager, Nigerian
Television Authority (NTA) Mr Banji Sarumoh, has revealed
that Nigerian journalists have been categorized amongst the
least paid in the world. Mr Sarumoh, who was speaking on
Wednesday in Ilorin at a session tagged “NUJ Parliament”,
organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kwara
chapter, stated that Nigerian journalists had the worst
conditions of service in the world.
Sarumoh, who believed that the media had played a pivotal
role in the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria, also noted
that among its drawbacks were poor funding and
proliferation of media houses, which had brought about the
impoverishment of journalists. He urged the NUJ to clamp
down on media houses that could not pay staff salaries.
In his words, “Nigerian journalists have the worst condition
of service in the world and this is because of proliferation of
media houses. What journalists collect in Nigeria today is
very ridiculous when compared to the job we do… The NUJ
should guard against the proliferation; why must someone set
up media outfit, when he knows he cannot pay salary?”
He also admonished journalists to embark on developmental
and investigative journalism and be conscientious while
discharging their duties. He said there was need for
journalists to avoid unnecessary romance with politicians, to
give the profession good image


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