World Press Day: Gombe Gov. hails journalists for sacrifice, coverage of COVID-19

As Journalists in Gombe state join their counterparts the world over to commemorate the world Press Freedom Day today,  the state Governor Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has paid tribute to media practitioners in the state for their resilience and commitment  in enlightening and sensitizing the citizenry on Government policies and programmes around the world amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

In a goodwill message, Governor Yahaya particularly praised the sacrifice of journalists in the state in the coverage of covid-19.

While making reference to the theme of this year’s celebration, “Journalism without Fear or Favour”, the Governor said as watchdogs of the society and voice of the people, Journalists must continue to uphold the ethics of their profession by promoting the ideals of democracy, justice, accountability, peace and unity as well as updating the general public on developments around the world through their reportage and editorial policies.

While urging the media practitioners to always guard against fake news and misinformation as well as ensure accurate and balanced reportage of events and activities, Governor  Yahaya assured to continue to work with them as partners and critical allies in his determination to entrench transparency, accountability and openness in governance in Gombe state.

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