Almakura’s media chief charges journalists on objective reporting
The newly appointed Chief Press Secretary to Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State, Mr. Musa Elayo, has charged journalists in the state to be objective in their reportage. Elayo gave the charge in his office during a courtesy call by the Correspondent Chapel, Nasarawa Chapter last week.
“I know how important the Correspondent Chapel is in the state, as far as news dissemination is concerned in the state. I cannot pretend that I will achieve anything good without your support. The past was not good to talk about. I want us to let the go the past and let’s chart the way forward on how to accurately report government activities.”
The CPS noted that the image of the state must be projected in good light, with balanced and objective reporting and assured that he would not stop anybody from reporting the negative part but that it must also feature the positive side.
Elayo said, “The right thing must be done in the practice of this profession” and urged journalists to always seek clarification before going to press. He also assured that he would operate a new chapter of peace and progress without marginalisation.
Chapel Chairman, Mr. Suleiman Abubakar, who congratulated Elayo for his new appointment, however, said the chapel is not an enemy of the government, but that it was there to report the state accurately. He assured the new CPS that the chapel would give every necessary support to the government and the governor by reporting objectively all activities in the state.
Elayo was appointed by governor Almakura about a week ago to replace Ahmed Tukur.
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