Impeached Kaduna NUJ Council Chairman Tenders Resignation …. Union Membership Restored

The Kaduna State council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, North West Nigeria  has restored the membership of the impeached Chairman of the council, Garba Muhammed .

The decision to this effect  was taken  on Thursday during  its emergency congress to deliberate on the former chairman  who was impeached over alleged constitutional breach.

He subsequently took the council to Court challenging his impeachment.

A communique issued  at the end of  the congress gives details on how the former Chairman was given a soft landing .

“The council set various committees to look into the issues with a view to ensuring peace and unity among members of the council. The committees comprising elders and former leaders of the council recommended the need to have a united and peaceful union.

“It is against this background the council in line with the union’s constitution, directed Malam Garba Mohammed to withdraw the Court case to pave way for settlement.

“After extensive deliberations by both parties including their respective legal counsels, the following terms were agreed upon:

“1 That the matter pending before the honourable Court with Suit No. NICN/4/2017 shall will be withdrawn by the claimant.

“2 That an emergency congress will be called to lift the suspension of all the members who were suspended as a result of acts arising from this case.

“3 That the claimant shall write a letter of resignation which be accepted by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna State chapter.

“4 That the defendants shall convene an emergency congress on or before the 25th day of May, 2018 and at the congress a resolution shall be passed substituting the impeachment with resignation and readmitting the claimant as a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kaduna State council.

“5 That a communique will be issued and distributed to all media organizations irrespective of the resolution and forwarded to the national body of the Nigeria Union of Journalists.

“6 That it is agreed by the parties that the terms as contained in the terms of settlement shall constitute the judgment of this honourable Court between the parties with respect to this Suit.



“After deliberations on the for going and having submitted his resignation letter as contained in the terms of reference, the congress agreed that for peace to reign in the union, members have agreed to apply wisdom and the heart of forgiveness for the council to move forward.

“Members also agreed that to err is human and to forgive is divine hence the need to forge ahead.

“It is against this background that the congress overwhelmingly resolved to readmit the claimant, Malam Garba Mohammed and other suspended members back to the union.”  the Communique said.


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