For immediate release: March, 9, 2019
The Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Nigeria Broadcasting Code and the Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage (revised edition 2018), all confer on journalists the right to freely cover the electoral processes and the elections.
Accredited journalists covering today’s (March 9, 2019) governorship and state assembly should therefore report any violation of this right by way of harassment, assault, arrest, detention, etc, to any of the following IPC safety alert officers across the country for documentation and intervention:
Sanmi Falobi (Programme Manager, IPC) – 08023626281
(Programme Manager, IPC) – 08020359629
Melody Akinjiyan (Safety Alert Officer, IPC) – 08132776441
Nwaebuni Rosemary (South South) – 08035146978
Bello MujtabaRamalan (North West) – 08037004618
Moses Ojo (South West) – 08034399077
AbdulkareemHaruna (North East) – 08057244878
Elizabeth Achuagu (South East) – 08033538251
Naomi Okoh (North Central) – 07031265156
IPC Director, Lanre Arogundade said concerned journalists can also report any threat to the National Secretariat of the NUJ or the NUJ State Chapters.
He also said journalists having issues with security personnel should not hesitate to contact the nearest DPO, the State Commissioner of Police or the Force PRO.
Program Officer/ Safety Alert Officer IPC