A political group in Zamfara state identified as the Sha’aya’u S-Pawa Foundation, have stated that arrangements are being put in place to give the award of ‘Resilient Journalist’ to Mr Eyo Charles, the DailyTrust representative who was assaulted by a former Aviation minister in line of duty.
According to reports from the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Charles was verbally assaulted by a former Minister of Aviation, Mr Femi Fani -Kayode in Calabar, Cross River at a media conference.
Although Fani-Kayode had since apologised for the verbal attack, the group in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Foundation, Alhaji Sha’aya Sarkin Fawa in Gusau on Friday, said that they were attracted by the display of maturity with which Charles handled the situation. The statement further states that;
“we feel he deserves strong respect and recognition”.