The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo Condition Council, on Monday cautioned protection agencies in the point out to regard journalists as necessary provider companies as the dusk to dawn curfew declared by State Govt starts.
NUJ manufactured this declaration by way of a statement jointly signed its Chairman, Mr Ademola Babalola and Secretary, Mr Sola Oladapo.
Daily Write-up gathered that the condition Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde had imposed a curfew in the condition (7pm-6am) as areas of measures to curtail the distribute of Coronavirus also recognized as Covid-19.
The curfew took outcome from Sunday night.
It was, even so, gathered that some overzealous security brokers Sunday night harassed some journalists in the class of carrying out their obligations.
NUJ whilst reacting, claimed that journalists have been important stakeholders in the endeavours to curtail the unfold of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The union referred to as on heads of safety organizations in the state to caution their officers from harassing journalists in the discharge of their responsibilities all through the period of time of the curfew.
It also called on media organisations to provide kits and sanitisers to their crews and guarantee only experienced reporters are manufactured to deal with crucial report at the interval.
The NUJ urged users to preserve social distancing at their reside interview programmes, although handwashing basins and sanitisers be supplied at every important corridor.
The union also called on media professionals to make it possible for colleagues perform from household apart from in which it was definitely vital to occur to business office or studio.