Posted by: Grace Obike, Abuja

Nigerian Union of Journalism (NUJ), Presidential aspirant, Alhaji Waheed Odusile, has promised to fight the quacks infiltrating the journalism profession.Waheed-Odusile

He said that his aim is to ensure that journalists in the country are professionally qualified in terms of training and certification because according to him, the quacks are giving the profession a bad name.

Odusile added that the union needs to be mindful of the leaders that are elected to lead the union, because the organisation is in need of a better leadership.

He spoke yesterday in Abuja, when he collected the nomination form at the NUJ secretariat.

Odusile, a Managing Editor at The Nation, said: “We should be mindful of the quality of leaders that we put at the helm in NUJ because in the past we have had instances where our leaders in the NUJ had not lived up to expectation, now that we have the opportunity, we should not fall below the standard expected of us and to be able to go higher, we must look for a better leadership to take the union higher.

“NUJ is a big organisation that has given birth to a lot of bodies. Those other bodies probably have learnt from our mistakes and learnt to do things better but it doesn’t mean that NUJ is worthless, we are the father or mother of those organisations, we will do better.”

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