Breaking: Journalists Boycott Fani-Kayode’s Press Conference In Uyo

Breaking: Journalists Boycott Fani-Kayode’s Press Conference In Uyo

 

 

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Akwa Ibom chapter has directed its members to boycott a press conference planned for a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

In a statement on Friday, the chapter asked journalists not to attend any activity organised by the former Minister.

Fani-Kayode, who is in Akwa-Ibom, had insulted a reporter with Daily Trust, Eyo Charles, for asking him who was bankrolling his nationwide trips in Cross River last week.

The ex-Minister, who began a tour of some states, especially those controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) states in July, visited Cross River last week.

He poured insults on the reporter, disparaging him as “very stupid.”

His comments generated widespread criticism from many Nigerians and groups, including the NUJ which described him as “intolerant and unstable.” However, Fani-Kayode apologized less than 24 hours later after a lot of backlash.