Kogi NUJ Builds Readers Confidence, Meet Prisons Controller

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To ensure readers confidence, the Chairman of Kogi State Council of the Nigeria Journalists (NUJ) Comrade Adeiza Momoh Jimoh, has assured the people of his resolve to making sure that working journalists in the state uphold to international best practices in their reportage.

Comrade Jimoh gave the assurance tuesday when he received in audience the new Controller of Prisons, Kogi State Command, Matyns. U. Appebende.

The NUJ Chairman described the present era of technology that has given rise to the new media as one that calls for caution, pointing out that people should be careful not to misconstrue online report to those of professional journalists.

The Chairman, however, assured that practicing journalists in the state, inspite of the activities of new media operators would continue to maintain standard and to uphold the tenets of the profession through balanced reportage.

Comrade Adeiza pledged a responsible working partnership between the Prison Command in the State and practising journalists, promising balanced and well informed reporting of their activities.

The NUJ Chairman, who described the visit of the Controller as first of its kind, said it would usher in a new chapter of collaboration in helping to propagate the command’s activities.

Earlier in his remarks, the new Controller of Prison to the State, Matyns. U. Appebende, described roles of journalists to the success of the function of the Prison as so enormous, little wonder his decision to visit the NUJ.

Mr Appebende disclosed that journalists can make or mar the objectives of the Command, which he set to achieve in the state when the activities are not adequately reported and balanced, called for a collaboration and synergy in the areas of enlightenment of the public on the roles of the Prison Commend in the state.

He noted that a good working relationship between the NUJ and the Prison Command would help in enlightenment that would drastically reduce crime and criminality in the state.

Credit: Daily Independent

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