July 1, 2022 2:16 am

Abia D.Gov. Receives NUJ Exco, Decries The Socioeconomic And Psychological Harm The Society Suffer At The Hands Of Quacks

By Our Reporter

The Deputy Governor of Abia State, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu has decried the socioeconomic and psychological harm the society suffered at the hands of people without requisite training in the ethics and tenets of journalism.

Sir Oko Chukwu who made this known when a delegation of the new Executive members of Abia State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ led by its Chairman, Comrade Victor Ndukwe paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House Umuahia, also charged Journalists in State to assist Government streamline the excesses and unwholesome activities of the social media in line with the ethical standards.

The Deputy Governor moreover commended Journalists in the State for exhibiting excellent professionalism in the discharge of their duties and projecting the modest achievements of the present administration in areas of infrastructural development as well as for maintaining a very healthy and cordial relationship with the State Government.

On issues affecting the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia State and National Ambassador Newspapers, the Deputy Governor reassured that Government under the leadership of Governor Okezie lkpeazu will not renage in its resolve to take the two establishments to the most acceptable standards as well as address issues of concern to the NUJ such as the completion of their state secretariat.

In his speech earlier, the Chairman of Abia State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comrade Victor Ndukwe said they came to present the new Executive of the State chapter of NUJ to him and to reaffirmed their resolve to sustain the cordial relationship existing between Journalists in the State and Government.

He promised on behalf of the Journalists that reports that will emanate from the state will remain objective and balanced and appreciated the Deputy Governor for the support he has been extending to them.

Comrade Ndukwe who appealed to Government to sustain the good work they have been doing in BCA and National Ambassador Newspapers by addressing all logistic problems facing the two media flagship establishments of Government, lauded Government  for managing the security situation in the State.

He also called for a check on the excesses of some security operatives making life unbearable for citizens despite the relaxing of curfew earlier imposed in the State.

 The Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the Deputy Chief of Staff Office of the Deputy Governor, Sir Don Ubani, Body of Permanent Secretaries and other top Government Officials were present during the visit.

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