NUJ hails Idris, Aliyu’s appointment as ministers
Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Niger State Council, has hailed the appointment of the
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blueprint Newspaper, Mohammed Malagi, as Minister of Information and National Orientation, and Senator Aliyu Sabi as Minister of State for Agriculture.
The Chairman, Abu Nmodu, stated that the appointment of Malagi and Sabi opened a new chapter of professionalism and excellence in the country’s media industry and agricultural development.
Specifically, he expressed confidence in the ability of Malagi, the Kakakin Nupe, to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of his duties.
“The union is optimistic that the new minister would usher in the much expected development of the media industry and reawaken the consciousness of Nigerians on the need to see the task of promoting equity, rule of law and patriotism as a collective responsibility.”
“Malagi, as a successful media guru, has been superintending the daily production of Blueprint newspaper and successfully operating an FM station in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, in this era of economic downturn,” the union noted.
On Sabi, the NUJ said the senator distinguished himself as technocrat and a politician with deep understanding of the agricultural potential of the country and how to tap it for development.
It, however, assured the new ministers of the union’s unflinching support and cooperation, especially in the area of engaging and mobilizing the people of Niger for the development action plans and implementation of the plans by the present government.
The council advised that as members of the same political party, a robust relationship should be established by the ministers and Governor Mohammed Bago of Niger for the good of the state, famous for its vast human and natural resources.
Nmodu observed that tendencies might exist, as always in politics, while “dissenting views and opinions are natural for a better society, but it should not be allowed to go to the extent that programmes, policies and projects for the general good are sacrificed on the altar of political frictions and interests.”
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