The NUJ which gave this indication in a statement signed by its secretary, Ike Wigodo on Sunday, 4th November, 2018, warned fake journalists practising without requisite qualifications and valid NUJ card to desist or face the consequences.
The NUJ said its Taskforce Committee on Quackery has indicated its readiness to carry out the mandate of the Union by commencing the arrest and prosecution of fake journalists on Monday, November 5, 2018 in partnership with security agencies in the State.
The statement signed by the secretary, Wigodo noted that quackery has not only brought disrepute to NUJ and the journalism profession, but has also wreaked much havoc on the society.
“The NUJ came to this conclusion to rid the journalism profession of quacks because we observe that few elements within the profession are not professionals and have been giving the rest of us bad name.
“We can no longer fold our arms and allow these few quacks to drag our noble profession into mud or tar the rest of us with the brush infamy.
“With the support of security agents in the State, and the cooperation of our colleagues, the Union will soon rid journalism in the State of quacks”, the statement said.
It will be recalled that the Taskforce Committee on Quackery was among the 10 working committees inaugurated by the Council at the inception of the new Executive.