By Lesley Muosowo Otu
The Chinese Embassy has donated 500 and two infrared thermometer to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
The items, which were presented Tuesday in Abuja by the Embassy’s Head of Press, Mr. Sun Chen Peng, are to support journalists in cushioning the effects of frontline battle against COVID-19.
“The gesture was a demonstration of a robust friendly relationship between China and Nigeria, which is growing by the day”, it read.
He however urged other missions and organised private sector to emulate China by donating generously to newsmen to enable them play their role of information dissemination towards stemming the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Journalists’ duty is very essential, particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic, as they are in the forefront of educating and sensitising the public on how to stay safe.
“Above all, they give they give publicity to all the efforts of government in tackling the virus and also update the public on COVID-19 pandemic.
“They are vulnerable and we have the duty to protect them as a Union”, said Ogbeche.