Posted by News Express | 8 July 2021 | 455 times
By GARBA MUHAMMAD, Kaduna
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has showered encomiums on journalists in the state describing them as intelligent and committed to the development of the country.
He stated this on Wednesday while donating three 18-seater buses to the State Council of the Nigerian Unions of Journalists (NUJ); Correspondents Chapel of the NUJ; and the Association of the Blind in the state respectively.
He said the level of concern and commitment displayed by the journalists in the last parley he had with them a few week earlier where they displayed their commitment to issues of importance to the state.
He also noted that in governing the state there are various sectors that play different roles synergistically all of which his government is touching one after their other to enhance their performance.
“There are various segments of the society, all of which have one thing or the other they have to do with the government which of you take them one after the other, the Nigerian Union of Journalists is one.
“The NUJ is a sector of the society that is important and plays a major role in governance through its professional task of news reporting and advice it gives which is very important on governance.
“We are providing them with this vehicle not because all of them are from Kano but because they represent the national unity.
“I am particularly impressed with the journalist and their intelligence which they displayed during our last parley especial on the issue of Almajiri which they openly detested.
“Therefore among some of the issues challenging them in exercising their duty as journalists is lack of vehicle and that is why we are donating these buses to them,” Ganduje added.
The chairman of the Kano Council of the NUJ Comrade Abbas Ibrahim who received the busses on behalf of the union thanked the governor for the gesture which was only repeated 12 years after.
“I wish to on behalf of the state council and the Correspondents Chapel thank His Excellency the Governor for this gesture.
“This is history repeating itself. It has been 12 years since we had a bus because our bus is now 12 years old,” he said.
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