The Borno state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists had on Thursday visited the Maiduguri office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on an official courtesy call.
The visit, which was led by the Borno NUJ Chairman, Comrade Dauda Iliya, was to strengthen the existing cordial working relationship between the foremost international health institution and the working journalists in the state.
Following the September 24 triennial delegate conference of the NUJ, Borno state council, which saw the emergence of the new council executives, the Union had since embarked on visits to several strategic partners where the new leadership was being unveiled.
The Chairman of NUJ had during the visit called for improvement from the WHO in the areas of reporting the health-related issues and challenges faced by the people affected by the insurgency. He also solicited some medical services from the WHO for working journalists.
Head of the WHO Maiduguri office, Richard Lako, commended the NUJ delegation for the visit, even as he promised to facilitate the requests of the Union leaders.
Officials of the two organisations had briefly rubbed minds on grey areas of job misunderstanding between the humanitarian health service providers and the media, after which both sides arrived at a better understanding of each other’s job schedules and limitations.