The Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has called on Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and all other critical stakeholders to continue to updating the Code of Ethics for Nigerian Journalists in line with the principles of Journalism Globally.
Governor Ganduje made the call Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Special Delegates Conference, 2023 holding in Kano state.
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He said the call was imperative considering the emerging trend of Journalism and the challenges associated with election coverage.
The Governor similarly urged the Journalists to be sensitive in their reportage, to have free fair and credible election exercise
He further urged the Journalists to remember their role as critical stakeholders in electoral processes, while calling on them to ensure fairness commentaries and criticism in their platforms.
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“My Administration has good working relationship with Journalists, we have released funds for the purchase of modern equipment for Triumph Publishing Company,
“We have constructed cornershops for Kano State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists to enhance the source of the their revenue.
Earlier in his address, the President of Nigeria Union of Journalists Comrade Chris Isiguzo said the event was organized to review the constitution of NUJ which according to him, the constitution was last amended in the year 2012.
He revealed that Journalists are expected to guide citizens to a make a better and informed choice of their leaders.
He added that of the cardinal principle of Media is to hold public officers to account and ensure that those elected are practising good governance.
“It is the responsibility of media to measure how Public Officers conduct their activities and manage public resources.”
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“In our effort to deepen democracy, we have planned and conducted series of trainings for Journalists across the six geopolitical zones with the themes ‘Conflict Sensitive Reporting and Nigerian Journalism.
In his address, the Chairman Local Organising Committe, Comrade Abbas Ibrahim, thanked the delegates for attending the conference.
According to him this is also a great achievement for Kano Council to hold the conference.