Members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Sokoto State Council have suspended their boycott of the state Government activities, which lasted for a month.
A statement issued to newsmen in Sokoto on Friday by the Chairman and Secretary of the chapel, Habibu Harisu and Ankeli Emmanuel, said the decision was reached following series of meetings and consultations involving delegated members as well as executives of the chapel with the leadership of the State NUJ and managers of information of the state government where complaints of the chapel were addressed.
The statement said: “These meetings, which were chaired by the Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Isah Galadanci, reviewed the sad incident that occurred between the members of the Correspondents’ Chapel and security operatives.
“Resulting from the meetings, members of the Correspondents’ Chapel and the representatives of the state government have agreed to work towards a more harmonious relationship in the service of the public, who are the target of their mandates.”
The chapel, however, reiterated its call on heads of security agencies in the state to sensitise their personnel on media/security relationship.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Correspondents Chapel on February 13 took the decision to boycott all activities of the state government.
The decision followed frequent harassment, intimidation and molestation of its members by security personnel attached to the Sokoto Government House on February 12.