The Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, has condemned Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, over his verbal attack on a reporter with Daily Trust Newspaper, Charles Eyo.
NUJ berated Fani-Kayode for what it tagged as “gangster-like” attack on the journalist.
Fani-Kayode could be seen in a viral video hurling abusive words on the reporter during a press briefing for asking him what he termed “insulting question.”
Reacting, NUJ President, Chris Isiguzo, in a statement, stressed that the reporter only asked “a simple question” and Fani-Kayode’s comment was uncalled for.
He said: “For him to have embarked on an assessment of projects in some states, even though we are yet to be told under what platform, he is doing so, it is proper for the media to hold him to account for his actions and decisions.”
Isiguzo said Fani-Kayode’s reaction to the question was against “simple decorum and civility” and, therefore, “unacceptable, dishonourable and reprehensible.”
He demanded a retraction from him.