Newspaper distributors and vendors in Awka, Anambra, on Monday, embarked on an indefinite strike, following an alleged clamp down on their members by officials of the state government’s agency.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited the vendors’ stands at UniZik Junction, Aroma, and opposite Fire Service, Amawbia, reports that no newspaper was displayed at any of the spots.
The Nigeria Distributors’ Association, Awka chapter, in a petition to the Secretary to the State Government, claimed that the members were harassed and intimidated.
The petition issued to journalists in Awka was signed by the association’s acting Chairman, Emeka Nweze and the Secretary, Ifeanyi Nwafor. Read more