Gov. Sule seeks journalists’ support to move Nasarawa forward

 

By DANJUMA JOSEPH, Lafia –

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, has sought the support of journalists in the state towards promoting the policies and programmes of the government under his leadership.

Governor Sule, made the call through his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Peter Ahemba, when he visited members of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nasarawa State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at the weekend in Lafia.

Ahemba, who was accompanied by other media aides, said that the visit was aimed at cementing the existing relationship between government and journalists in the state.

Gov Sule, thanked members of the chapel and other journalists for exhibiting a high sense of professionalism in reporting government activities since the inception of his administration in the state.

“You have been doing your best in spite of the challenges of the present times to promote this government and so, we are here to solicit for more collaboration with the chapel. We urge you to sustain the collaboration and please do not allow the current challenges discourage you”

“The governor appreciates you and will continue to do everything possible to create an enabling environment for journalists to operate in the state without fear of intimidation.’’ he said

Responding, Mr Isaac Ukpoju, Chairman of the correspondent’s chapel appreciated the delegation for their visit and effort toward seeking more collaboration with the chapel.

He assured the media aides that as professionals, they would discharge their duties of watchdog and agenda setting effectively for the benefit of the public.

He called on the government to always carry journalists along in their activities for easy access to reliable information that would help them deliver on their responsibility.

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