He also said that ethical and professional standards were prerequisites to showcasing the pivotal roles that journalism played in the society and national building.
“Self regulation is not enough for any professional body; this is because of the complexity of human being,” he explained.
Ganduje also called on journalists to promote peace, harmony and unity at this crucial time in the country.
“We should also change the viewpoints that could alter public views and sentiment toward a more peaceful resolution of our multi-faceted current crises.
“If and only if we as a nation are interested in peace and harmony, we must reject hate propaganda machinery.
“In the mean time, this is a time Editors should be conflict-sensitive about our nation,” he said.
Ganduje also observed that crossing of redlines by some media organisations in recent times had impacted on the nation’s unity, harmony and integration.
He invited the delegates yo inspect and assess his development projects.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports thatabout 300 editors are attendingthe conference. (NAN)