Be objective in your reports, Maj. Gen. Abubakar advises journalists
Nigerian Army has charged media practitioners to uiphold the ethics of the profession by being objective in their reportage.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Div. Nigerian Army, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Adamu Abubakar, made the call today, Wednesday.
Quoted by Col. Sagir Musa, the Deputy Director, Public Relations, in the Division, the GOC gave the advice while receiving executive members of the South-East Crime Reporters Corps.
Advising journalists to investigate issues at all times before reporting, ABubakar said “by so doing, a lot of errors and misconception could be avoided.”
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In his remarks, the Corps’ Chairman, Mr Onyeabuchi Teta, commended Nigerian Army for its efforts in ensuring peace and security in the South-East, Musa said.
Teta was quoted to have said, “The South-East Crime Reporters Corps are here to commend the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the GOC and personnel of the Division for the wonderful job of keeping the South-East peaceful and secure.
“We are specially thanking the GOC for creating an enabling environment for lawful economic and social activities to prevail in the South-East States, which comprise Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States,’’ Musa quoted Teta as saying.