The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has directed its members across the country to cease all fireworks against the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode forthwith.
The national secretary of the union, Mr Usman Leman in a memo sent to members of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union, said the NUJ has accepted the apology of Fani-Kayode.
The various state councils are directed to adopt the position of the national secretariat on the matter.
The National Secretary of the NUJ said Fani-Kayode had apologized to the leadership of the NUJ over his recent outburst on a Journalist at a Press Conference in Calabar, Cross River State.
Fani-Kayode had during a press conference addressed at the Cross River State government house after a tour of the state, assaulted the correspondent of Daily Trust newspaper who asked him a question on who was bankrolling his tour.
The development had prompted the national secretariat of the NUJ to demand an apology from the former Minister, which he tendered.
Fani-Kayode had in a letter addressed to the National President of the NUJ, Chief Chris Isiguzo titled “Expression of Regret” said he regretted his actions at the Calabar Press Conference and called on Journalists to forgive him.
The letter reads “My recent verbal altercation with a member of your union, who is the Cross River State Correspondent of Daily Trust newspaper during a Press Conference I addressed in Calabar refers.
“I wish to convey my regrets to the reporter for my response to him and I also wish to express my regrets to
the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and members of the Nigerian media, whom I hold in high esteem.”