The Chief Press Secretary to Kano State Governor, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa has plegded to ensure a harmonious working relationship between him and members of the Correspondent chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kano State chapter.
This was as he promised to give the newly inaugurated leadership of Correspondent Chapel necessary support in smooth running of it affairs.
Dawakin-Tofa made the promise during a courtesy visit on the leadership of the chapel.
He emphasized that journalists were integral to the New Nigeria People’s Party’s (NNPP) struggle to attain power, and therefore, it was essential to support them in order to succeed.
He stated, “I will personally and officially do everything within my power to ensure the smooth running of the Correspondent Chapel. I mentioned ‘personally’ because some matters may not require bureaucratic processes to be resolved.”
The Chief Press Secretary expressed optimism in the leadership of the chapel, stating that “with the Chairman’s impressive track record and experience, the Chapel will make a difference.”
On the other hand, the Chairman of the Correspondent Chapel, Aminu Garko, pledged to work closely with the government to promote its policies for the benefit of the state.
Garko urged the Chief Press Secretary to develop a blueprint for active engagement with the chapel, while also appealing to the government to address the welfare issues of working journalists in the state.
He appealed to the Chief Press Secretary to always provide first hand information on government events on time for chapel members.
“All we are saying invite us for assignments both in Government House and where ever for our members to do needful.
“Sending press statement to the platform of chapel is not the right thing to do at this critical period especially on the demolition of illegal structure’s in the state. We want to be physically present to reports on happenings in and outside the state,” Garko noted.