From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna
Councillor to kaduna state Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Information, Saidu Adamu, has called on journalists in the state to ensure that they remain professional by reporting balanced and unbiased story.
He made the assertion during an interactive session with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna state Council yesterday.
Saidu also cautioned journalists against filing news without balancing; stressing that such attitude makes them unprofessional.
He further said kaduna state government, since inception, has embarked on some positive projects that have direct impact on the lives of the people.
However, he said it is painful that the media have not been reporting these projects, stressing that the problem might not be from them but the government promising to mend fences.
He explained that in view of that, the government needed the media to project its activities to the masses.
“We need you as journalists more than you need us,” he said.
He appealed to the journalists in the state to forgive them of mistakes which they may have made in the past and work with them.
“Mistakes are part and parcel of us, I want us to forget the mistakes and move forward. We should forget the past and be focused on how do we move forward. We are human beings, we make mistakes,” he said.
Responding to a question on the spread of projects being executed, he explained that cash flow was hindering more projects.
On insinuations that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has failed to fulfill promises made, he disagreed.
“Promises are not failed, they are ongoing. Promises are made based on anticipation. Don’t say Governor el-Rufai made promises and failed. Promises are made as guides and when the funds are available, they are executed,” he said.