A political group in Zamfara state, Sha’aya’u S-Pawa Foundation has revealed plans to honour Daily Trust reporter, Mr Eyo Charles, with an award of ‘Resilient Journalist’.
Charles Is the journalist who was verbally assaulted by a former Aviation Minister , Femi Fani Kayode while he put forward a question to the former Minister at a press conference that held in Calabar.
The former Minister has however tendered a public apology for the verbal attack.
The group said it will be awarding the journalist on the ground of maturity he exhibited even in the face of attack.
In a statement signed by Chairman of the Foundation, Alhaji Sha’aya Sarkin Fawa,the group stated, “We feel he deserves strong respect and recognition”.
“The good journalist posture displayed by Charles gives more hope and believe to Nigerians that we still have good media professionals in the country.
“As Nigerians, we strongly believe that if the former minister is truly the activist he claims, he should come out in the public domain and answer the question asked by Charles,” the group said.
According to the group, a befitting ceremony will be organised to present the award in a later date.
It added that Fani-Kayode had earlier visited Zamfara and left on its tray some controversies that are still fresh in the memory of the people.