Mr. Darius Ishaku, Taraba state governor, Tuesday appeal to journalists in the state to support his administration to succeed.
Ishaku who said the success of his administration depend on the cooperation of journalists described the profession as “jewel” any public servants must cooperate with in order to succeed.
He was speaking in his home town Takum, when he played host to members of the correspondent chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Taraba state chapter who paid him a Christmas homage.
The governor thanked members of the correspondent for their support before, during and after election and appeal for more support, saying no one can achieve his goal in governance without the support and cooperation of journalists.
He described journalism as a humble and noble profession and charged journalists to discharge their duties in accordance with the ethics of the profession.
Governor Ishaku paid tributes to journalists who paid the supreme price in their service to the nation, saying their contribution will not go in vain.
“The work of governance is not an easy one and I am counting on your support to succeed. I want to once again plead with you to cooperate with me and see your job as contributors to a better society. Taraba and Nigeria will benefit more if we all work together,” he said.
He appealed to journalists to not abuse the profession through unethical conducts, particularly false publications and other acts capable of causing breach of peace, saying it will not help the public.
Ishaku called on journalists to feel free to constructively criticise his government and offer useful suggestions on how best to solve certain problems, reiterating the need for journalists and his administration to work together in order to leave an enduring legacy for the state.
Earlier, Chairman of Correspondent Chapel, Mr. Wole Ayodele of Thisday newspaper informed the governor that they were in his house to pay him homage on the occasion of Christmas and to appreciate him for the good work he has being doing in the state.
He told the governor that the chapel has been doing its best in reporting activities of his administration and pledged the chapel’s support to his administration to enable him succeed.
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