NUJ President Visits Governor Abiodun, Ogun Police Boss, Seeks Synergy Between Journalists, Police~NEWSEXTRA  - NEWS EXTRA ONLINE

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NUJ President Visits Governor Abiodun, Ogun Police Boss, Seeks Synergy Between Journalists, Police~NEWSEXTRA 




Adenike Sanusi 

ABEOKUTA - The President, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Chris Isiguzo on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun as parts of his working visit to Ogun State. 

The President had embarked on nationwide tour to all state councils of NUJ and critical stakeholders across the country to further deliberate on welfare of his members. 

But Governor Abiodun, his Deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele and the Chief of Staff to the governor, Shuaib Salisu received the NUJ President and his delegates to the Oke-Mosan, Governor's office. 

Abiodun who was billed for for the emergency APC NEC meeting in Abuja on Thursday thanked journalists for their support to his government. 

Earlier, the NUJ President called for a synergy between the police and media practitioners in the country. 

Isiguzo noted that, the media as fourth estate of the realm would continue to support the federal government's transformational agenda at ensuring freedom of the press. 

The President stated this on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson at the Police headquarters in Abeokuta.

He however assured the Commissioner of Police of the support of journalists in the state to extend the necessary support to the Nigerian Police at all times. 

"We are stakeholders and if we must protect the present form of governance which we have which is democracy, all of us must team up, we must not allow conspiracy of the politicians to destroy the fabric that gives breath to democratic government and that is synergy between the security and the media practitioners.

"I can assure you that as the president of NUJ, I speak on behalf of journalists in Nigeria numbering over 40,000. We will continue to extend the necessary support to the Nigerian  Police when people try to vilify you, we assure you that we will always there to sing praises of the good things you are doing.

"I always tell people that the Nigerian Police remains the best in Africa. All we need to do is to create the enabling environment  for them to bring out their best within Nigeria, so that when they go out on foreign missions, they always stand out.

Isiguzo therefore, appealed to the federal government to provide enabling environment for the Nigerian Police to discharge their responsibilities without hitch. 

In his reaction, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun state, CP Kenneth Ebrimson commended the president for his sterling quality leadership, calling for collaboration between the media practitioners and police. 

Ebrimson however urged journalists to always balance their reports and avoid sensationalising issues before going to press.

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