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Published On: Fri, Sep 29th, 2017

NTA DG urges journalists to imbibe tenets of professionalism

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From Gambo Ahmed, Lafia

The General Manager NTA Lafia in Nasarawa state, Mallam Hamza Musa Maikafi has urged practicing journalists to always imbibe the tenets of the profession for the development of the nation.
Mallan Hamza gave the advice yesterday while hosting members of the pen profession in his office in Lafia, the state capital.
He also urged media outfits in the country to bring out ideas that will foster national cohesion and build society for a better future generation.
According to him, “ Keep the tenets of the profession by building a united nation. If Nigeria boils today, will affect all of us as media people. Let us as media outfit say things that will unite the people and not to divide the nation.”
He continued, ” Never you put personal interest in our reportage.
Let us work for a true media by putting sentiment aside. We should put our heads together to develop our society for the future generation to come.
Hamza also assured members of the correspondents Chapel that his door will be widely open for journalists in the stat, In order to promote the journalism profession.
The general manager who also expressed satisfaction with the leadership of the state government led by Governor Almakura for Constructing the Abandoned Doma junction to Lafia NTA Station adding that when completed it would go a long way, ease transportation as well as boost economic activities among the proximity communities.
In his remark, the Vice President, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Zone D, chief wilson Bako described the appointment of Malla Hamza has desirable following his antecedents in the Journalism profession over the years.
He urged him to maintain the tempo as well as called on him to partner with the media practitioners in the state and beyond.
The vice president also implored practicing journalists in the country to always ascertain facts before publication.

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