Good reportage and professionalism commands respect and dignity of personality in the field of journalism. Today in Lafia, Nasarawa state, Nigeria Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura donates N5million with more than 15 computer laptops to National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nasarawa State chapter.
It was also stated that the donation was aim at for the renovation of the press centre in the state.
The Governor announced the donation in Lafia when the officials and members of the state chapter of National Union of Journalists (NUJ) paid him a special courtesy.
The Nasarawa state chapter of NUJ takes the occasion to plead with the Governor and requested that state government should help with the union renovate its press centre, donate a bus among others.
The Governor also directed the state Commissioner for Education to commence the process of building a block of five classrooms for a nursery and primary school at the NUJ’s site of choice.
The Governor said that the gesture was part of the government’s determination to build the capacity of practicing journalists in the state.
The Governor further stated that the state government under his watch would soon donate a bus that could accommodate 18 sitters’ passengers to the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) state chapter as well as consider giving a pilgrimage slot to its members.
The governor, however, advised the union to checkmate the excesses of the social media to ensure that the operators operated in line with the ethics of the journalism profession.
The Nasarawa State Chapter Chairman of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Shama Dogo, gave a votes of thanks that National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members working with the state media were not part of the ongoing strike by the organized labour.
Mr. Shama Dogo thanked the Nasarawa government and Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura for the development stride and pleaded with the state government to maintain the good legacy.
It was further earmarks that journalist must conduct due diligence in their finds and reportage.