AMAC chair seeks Journalists’ support for success

Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon. Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, has said the media is his greatest ally in fulfilling the campaign promises he made to residents.

Speaking Thursday in Abuja, during the 2023 AMAC Press Corps retreat, tagged “AMAC and developmental journalism in the 21st century”, Maikalangu said “the retreat is to appraise the activities of AMAC in 2023, unveil its policies and programs for 2024, build a strong relationship between the in-house Journalists and the council.

He said: “The idea of the retreat is geared towards balance and objective reportage by the in-house journalists in a manner that promotes the activities and ams of this administration in AMAC. We want to appreciate you for all your effort in bringing the council in good light.

“It may interest you to know that since assumption, our desire is to pursue to a logical conclusion the fulfilment of our campaign promises and we know that with God on our side, we shall break every barrier on our way to success. Meanwhile, we have been able to make history.

“We have been able to move to new narratives in projects ideation, policy directions for posterity in the following: road construction and rehabilitation, rural electrification, provision of portable drinking water as well as primary healthcare development and renovation and construction of new primary schools to our communities.

“We shall, through innovative modalities and strategies, go all-out to deliver the dividends of democracy in terms qualitative, social and infrastructural services that are beneficial to our communities.”

On his part, a media consultant and publisher of Daybreak Newspaper, Dr Austin Maho, advised journalists to engage more in development and responsible journalism, saying Maikalangu will achieve better development with constructive criticism.