Sule applauds journalists for upholding professional ethics in Nasarawa

By Mohammed Yangida

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has commended journalists practising in the state for upholding professional ethics while carrying out their duties.

The governor gave the commendation Friday during the annual end of the year get-together organised by the Nasarawa State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Lafia.

Sule, who spoke through his senior special assistant on public affairs, Mr. Peter Ahemba, said his administration had enjoyed working with journalists, especially under the leadership of Mr. Salihu Alkali, the chairman of the union.

“The government has continued to enjoy the partnership of journalists under the exemplary leadership of Mr. Salihu Alkali.

“So, as a government, we will not take this partnership for granted; that is why the administration is doing everything possible to ensure a conducive practice environment in Nasarawa.

“The recent approval for the renovation of the press centre speaks to our commitment to the partnership.” he said.

The governor also assured the journalists of a peaceful environment and urged them not to hesitate to constructively criticise the government for the betterment of the state.

Also speaking, a former deputy director News, Radio Nigeria, Mr. Musa Abdullahi, reminded journalists of the dignity of their profession, saying “never allow sentiments influence your reportage.”

A veteran journalist and publisher of Eggonnews, a community newspaper, Mr. Matthew Kuju, congratulated journalists in state for making it to the end of 2023.

He commended the NUJ chairman for sustaining a get-together for the journalists at the end of every year to unwind and celebrate.

In his remarks, Alkali, appreciated all the journalists in the state for their support and assured them of his commitment to prioritise their welfares. (NAN)