Kano NUJ commends journalists for being neutral on Ganduje/Sanusi feud

 

The Kano State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ has commended its members for being neutral in their reportage of the lingering feud between governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

In a communique issued at the end of its congress, held on Saturday at its secretariat, NUJ however called on the members to remain neutral on reportage of the crisis.

In the communique, jointly signed by its chairman, Abbas Ibrahim and secretary, Abba Murtala, the union also stressed the need for the state government and the security outfits to re-strategize by taking more proactive measures in tackling security challenges.

The union further called on the state government to expedite action in adequately funding Triumph publishing company for it to favourably compete with other newspapers in the country.

The meeting then called on media organizations and the state government to embark on in-house training to journalists in order to catch up with the international best practices in journalism.

The union also called on the state government to consider the appointment of Professionals to head its media organizations.

The congress however expressed concern over the proliferation of tricycles in the state and urged government and relevant bodies to curb the situation once and for all.

“The meeting however, congratulated the quartet of Accountant General of the Federation, his Kano state counterpart, Secretary to the state government and head of civil service over their reappointments and appointment respectively.

“It further felicitated with the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly for his election to the elevated position.

“The congress concluded by sending similar eulogies to two of its members who were recently appointed as Acting Permanent Secretaries in Kano State Civil service,”

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