As part of activities to mark the 2021 Press Week, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Plateau State Council embarked on a road walk to some major roads in the state, preaching peace and sensitizing citizens on food security and the need for them to be more diligent in their dealings.
The Council Chairman, Mr. Paul Jatau is optimistic that the peace walk will showcase to the world that the state is currently peaceful and help change the negative perspective others had about the state being a “war zone”.
“We want to let people know that Jos is safe, people out there think there are no houses standing in Jos, thinking Jos is a war zone, so we want to let people know through our activities that Jos is safe for everyone to stay” he added.
Mr. Jatau appreciated the Plateau State Government for the cordial working relationship with Journalists in the state and the Plateau citizens for their partnership and the conducive environment for them to practice their profession.
The road walk kick started from the NUJ Press Center and went through the Hill station Junction, Secretariat Roundabout, Plateau Hospital, Central Bank Roundabout and ended at the NUJ Secretariat.
The Journalists walked round the city with banners in company of drummers and trumpeters, singing to make the walk easy for the pen professionals.
Other activities lined up for the Press Week includes a 5-Aside football match between Highland FM and PRTVC Chapels by 4pm today at the PRTVC 5-Aside Football Field, Joseph Gomwalk way and a Colloquium with the theme, ” “Tackling food crises in Nigeria through robust research for Sustainable Development” to be delivered by Prof. Dakas C. J. Dakas tomorrow.
The Press Week will end with Juma’at prayers at the Jos Central Mosque on Friday and a thanksgiving service on Sunday at St.Monica’s Catholic Church, Rantya.