Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) lacks the enabling legislation to prosecute fake journalists in the country, Abdulwaheed Odusile, the union’s President, has said.
Odusile made this known in Lokoja on Thursday while speaking at the Kogi NUJ 2018 Press Week with the theme; “The Media and News Reporting in an Election Year”.
He said that several unethical practices had been perpetrated by some people masquerading as journalists on social media in the name of journalism.
He commended the state chairman of the NUJ for carefully choosing the topic as the election year in which journalists have a big role to play, was fast approaching.
“Posting on social media does not make you a journalist. As professional journalists, we must process information before releasing it to the public for consumption.