The President of Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, Chris Isiguzo, has appealed to Nigerians to support the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying that problems in the country started before he came on board.

Isiguzo said this on Tuesday during a special congress of the Abia State NUJ Council, in Umuahia.

He noted that since the election result and the Supreme Court have declared Tinubu as the duly elected President, Nigerians should be patriotic by supporting the policies of the Federal Government.

Isiguzo urged Nigerians to be patient and believe in the Tinubu administration.

“We must be patient, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu did not create the Problems we have in Nigeria. He is barely six months in office. And as citizens who believe in their own government, we must be patient with administration,” he said.

He also admonished journalists in Nigeria against writing or publishing materials that may destroy the country.

The NUJ President advised journalists to be professional in the discharge of their duties to avoid entering the dragnet of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Act.

He noted that writing or publishing of offensive articles may get a journalist into trouble, as, according to him, the Cyber Crime (Prohibition) Act, though obnoxious, has not yet been repealed by the National Assembly.

Isiguzo disclosed he recently secured the release of some journalists who were arrested in some states because of reports they wrote.

While commending the NUJ leadership in Abia State for engendering peace, Isiguzo said the national leadership of NUJ is setting up a National Media Complaint Commission, a co-regulatory body where an aggrieved person can report a journalist who published offensive material, instead of clamping such journalist in detention.

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