–Enhanced media/military relations solution to insecurity – NUJ




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JALINGO –  Mr Muhammed Garba, National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), said on Saturday that enhanced relations between Nigerian and media were critical tackling insecurity country.

Garba made the remark Jalingo at the opening of the National Executive Council meeting of the NUJ.

He said north-east Nigeria, kidnappings and south-south, had made it mandatory for the see the media as a partner rather enemy.

“As you may have read in newspapers, in the media industry have recently condemned highhandedness by the Nigerian .

“Instead of the security agencies partner and cooperate with us in sensitising the public on security, they are going round seizing newspapers and arresting vendors.

“When we complained, they said their actions were prompted by security reasons. Now, let them come and tell us what they have found during the operation”, he said.

Garba, however, urged members of the union not to relent in their efforts in sensitising Nigerians on the need to pursue good governance democracy.

Earlier, Acting Gov. Garba Umar of Taraba said the role of media in educating the people could not be overemphasised.

He urged journalists to always pay attention to issues that unite the country rather those that would lead to chaos.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Garvey Yawe, Umar said he would continue to partner with the media for the socio-economic development of the state. (NAN)