Osun Information Commissioner Charges Journalists On Ethics

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo

The Osun state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Sunday Akere, on Tuesday, 26th August, 2014 called on media practitioners in the country to be guided by the ethics of journalism in the discharge of their day to day activities.

Declaring open a one- day workshop organised by the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and United States Consulate in Osogbo, Akere called on journalists to ensure proper investigation of their reports.

He said the public repose high confidence in journalists, hence the need for them not to undermine the trust repose in them.

The commissioner who lauded the roles played by journalists in the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria urged journalists in the country to protect democratic government.

He said the state government under the leadership of Mr Rauf Aregbesola would continue to hold journalists in high esteem, stressing that the present administration in the state would provide an enabling environment for to Journalists to thrive.

Akere however, cautioned journalists against sensationalism just as he called for cooperation between journalists and the state government.

Earlier, the state chairman of the NUJ, Mr Biodun Olalere reiterated the commitment of journalists practising in the state to the sustenance of democracy in Nigeria.

He maintained that Journalists in the state would continue to contribute their quota to the development of democracy in the country through accurate and efficient reporting.

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