World Press Freedom Day: Ganduje tasks journalists on professional ethics

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje Kano State tasked on upholding accuracy, objectivity and professional ethics in their line duty.

This is contained in a statement on the World Press Freedom Day signed by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammed Garba on Monday in Kano.

The governor said that as , must practice their profession within the realm law and ethics.

Ganduje observed that at a critical period when Nigeria was facing myriads of challenges, the media must be mindful of the law.

“It is important to ensure that accurate and factual reporting is key because it is part of the code of ethics guiding the profession globally,” he said.

The governor said that the 2021 theme for the day: “Information as a Public Good” served as a call to assert the importance of savoring information as a public good.

He said while the press could to strengthen institutions as watchdogs, significant reform would be needed to support media organisations to restore public confidence in the press.

Ganduje assured working in the state that his administration would continue to be media friendly.

The World Press Freedom Day was set aside by the United Nations General to raise awareness on the importance of freedom of the press. (NAN)