COVID-19: Oyo NUJ Prohibits Physical Interviews

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Debo Adeoye, Ibadan

The Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has cautioned members on seeking or entertaining physical interviews to prevent being infected by corona virus (COVID-19).

The warning was contained in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Commrade Ismail Ademola Babalola and Secretary, Commrade Sola Oladapo, on Sunday in Ibadan.

The union having admitted that the media are essential service providers, however warned members to exercise caution in performing their roles; adding that the extent at which the virus was spreading is very alarming.

“Truly, our services are very essential at this period when the world is ravaged by Corona Virus (COVID-19). The public look on to us for information on this global pandemics.

“Our job leaves us more exposed to the ravaging virus. The rate at which this virus is spreading has become very alarming and it is no respecta of anyone.

“As journalists, we must be very careful of how we carry out our duties without being infected,” it said.

It commended members for their services at this trying period, praying that God would continue to protect them from all forms of infections.

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