The Nigerian Institute of Journalism has summoned a scholar activist, Ayoola Babalola, to a disciplinary panel over allegations of “unruly behavior” and “inciting comments” made on social media and offline.
Babalola, who can also be a journalist has a number of occasions criticised the administration of the establishment over what he refers to as violation of primary human rights, its refusal to ship a tutorial system that’s in tandem with the digital age and lack of compliance with world finest practices.
Commenting on the matter, the secretary of the Take-it-Back motion Campus wing in Ogun State, Olatoye Clement mentioned that the antics to victimise the scholars’ activist who was solely expressing his constitutional rights will fail.
“We are aware of the plans to bring Babalola under unjust victimization for expressing his rights and we shall resist it by all legal means available. The antics of the management are well known and they will fail,” Olatoye mentioned.
Babalola, who was arrested by the Department of State Services and detained at Ibara Prisons in January 2020, for his anti-Buhari articles in a campus journal, upon receiving the invitation mentioned he could be going to the panel together with his lawyer.
Lately, the administration of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism has been underneath the radar for a number of assaults on college students’ rights to freely specific themselves and affiliate.
These acts, many Nigerians have criticised and described as so demeaning of an establishment that ought to conventionally promote freedom of expression and press.