Governor Mai Mala Buni has fulfilled the pledge made to Members of
Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Yobe
The Chairman of the Chapel, Mohammed Abubakar, confirmed that the keys to the 18-seater toyota bus was handed over to him one hour after
governor Buni made pledge to the chapel when they paid him a courtesy
Addressing members of the chapel while on the visit, Buni tasked the mainstream media to continue to push the boundaries in the dissemination of credible information to the public.
“Without the media, we cannot achieve or thrive in a democracy. We want the people to know what the government is doing on their behalf and it’s only through the media that they will get to know. The mainstream media will have to do more in an age where social media, which is unregulated, is posing both a challenge and a threat to credible information,” he said.
Governor Buni said the social media has become more of a menace in
the sense of people who have no training or knowledge of the rudiments of public writing, seize the opportunity to write any and everything they like without being hinged by the requirements of law and journalism ethics.
The Governor noted that since journalism is described as the “ultimate
profession”, something has to be done urgently to regulate and provide
rules for social media.
“Even in the US and other advanced countries, there are rules that are
followed. So why can’t we regulate here in our country,” he asked.
Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel Mohammed Abubakar pledged the
support of the chapel in enlightening the public about the effort of
the government to improve people’s living conditions.