From: Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has Congratulated journalists on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, celebrated every May 3, even as it has charged the media community not to relent in its commendable role as fearless, objective partners in the collective effort to take Nigeria to greater heights.
This felicitation was contained in a press statement issued by the Delta PDP Publicity Secretary, Ifeanyi Osuoza, who also hailed the excellent work of the Delta media in ensuring that the administration of His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, is robustly reported both at home and internationally.
Osuoza said “The Delta PDP felicitates the media on this occasion of the World Press Freedom Day and salutes the courage and forthrightness with which Journalists have reported the State, not only since the inception of this administration, but indeed at this very auspicious time, when our State, our Nation, and the entire World is confronted with the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.
“The media community in Delta State has been magnificent and we are deeply appreciative of the cordial support and partnership we have enjoyed with Journalists and practitioners over the years, and while charging that you avoid the publications of fake news and unconfirmed reports, urge you to continue to display the hallmarks of courage, objectivity, and high professionalism, which have defined your practice.
“As you celebrate the World Press Freedom Day today, we need not emphasize the reality that our collective existence as the human race is presently being threatened by the invisible spectre of Covid-19.
“It is our hope and expectations that you will not relent in your professional duties to continue to sensitize our people on the critical guidelines mandated by World health authorities, as well as the directives and orders issued by the State Government to save lives and contain the spread of the virus.