From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi state has urged journalist to work towards narrowing the gap between the government and the governed for a positive society.
The governor said yesterday while declaring open the National Executive Council meeting of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Bauchi that communication gap is one of the challenges confronting governance today.
Governor Yuguda, who was represented by the Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Salihu Ibrahim Halilu said Bauchi state government has provided additional channels of communication to meet the needs of the rural communities, saying that the government inherited only two Radio stations but now has 13 radio channels that are operating.
He commended members of the NUJ especially the NEC members for deciding to host the meeting in Bauchi despite the security challenges facing the North East sub region.
Also speaking the Emir of Dass, Alhaji Usman Bilyaminu Othman who is the Grand Patron of the NUJ applauded journalists in the country saying that despite the killings, kidnapping and other security challenges, journalists in the country perform their work effectively.
He however charged journalists to always be on alert, objective, sincere in their conduct.
The Chairman of the occasion and Rector Federal Poly, Bauchi. Dr Shuaibu Musa called on journalists across the country to carry out their duties with a sense of responsibility.
Earlier, the National President NUJ, Malam Garba Muhammad represented by his Deputy Mr. Rotimi commended the Bauchi state government for providing a conducive atmosphere to state owned media organisations to operate as well as providing a functional NUJ secretariat that is among the best in the country.