From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos
Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang, has assured Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Plateau State Council of his administration’s close collaboration and support.
Mutfwang gave this assurance on Tuesday at the Government House rayfield in Jos, when a delegation of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Plateau State Chapter, led by their Chairman, Ayuku Pwaspo paid him a courtesy call.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Josephine Piyo, said the media play pivotal role in any society as well as indispensable in the proper functioning of a government and democracy.
He said journalists are one of the most powerful agents of democratic accountability in any society, highlighting that his administration would work hand in hand with them to ensure the total accountability of his administration in the state.
Mutfwang called on journalists to be objective in their reportage, draw government’s attention to wrong doings and not engage in issues that heats the polity or further divide the people.
While reiterating his
administration’s commitment to create a favourable environment for journalists to thrive, he congratulated the NUJ for electing the first female Chairman of the Association in Plateau State.
He called on other bodies in the state to create an enabling environment for women to thrive and be encouraged to become leaders in different sectors.
Earlier, Chairman of NUJ in Plateau State council, Ayuku Pwaspo, promised to partner with the state government to fully harness the potentials of the state.
Pwaspo, called on the government to provide a conducive working environment for journalists to enable them perform their duties effectively.
She however appealed to the government to give adequate attention to the state owned media organisations, to meet contemporary challenges for optimal results inline with their mandate and projecting the true story of Plateau state to the world.
Prime time reports that the Governor prayed for God’s favour, direction and wisdom for the leaders of the council.