Ganduje tasks media on professionalism

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje Kano has tasked on the need to demonstrate professionalism in their reportage as they serve as a link between the government and the people.

Ganduje made the appeal on Monday in Kano while declaring open the 2021 Guild Editors (NGE) Biennial Conventios.

The governor said it was imperative that the profession sanitised itself of who were unprofessional in their reportage.

He also said that ethical and professional standards were prerequisites to showcasing the pivotal roles that journalism played in the society and national building.

“While you are singing the chorus freedom press, please don’ forget to complement it by singing the verse the ethics the profession also.

“I believe that absence influential press council that should regulate the has affected the practice.

“Self regulation is not enough for any professional body; this is because the complexity of human being,” he explained.

Ganduje also called on to promote peace, harmony and unity at this crucial time in the country.

“It is very important at this time that we should use the for the of peace and stability.

“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 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)