The Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kebbi Council, has donated relief materials and cash to 17 families of slain journalists in Kebbi State.
The materials donated included 50kg bags of rice, N5,000 and Shadda brocade to each of the families.
State Chairman of the union, Alhaji Aliyu Jajirma, said yesterday in Birnin Kebbi that the gesture was part of the union’s annual commitment to help the families of its late members overcome some challenges of life.
He said that it was a noble cause by the union to accommodate families of late colleagues in the state.
Jajirma called on other journalists and the general public to lend helping hands to families of their fallen colleagues by visiting their homes and making donations.
The NUJ chairman explained that the items donated were secured by the union from well to do individual members of society.
“We got assistance from Alhaji Musa Yaro, the Personal Assistant Kebbi Governor, and other individuals who pleaded anonymity,” he…