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Gbajabiamila charges journalists on objective  reportage  – VELOXNEWS


From Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has charged journalists to always ensure objectivity in their reportage of events in the country.

Gbajabiamila gave the charge at the  inauguration of the new executives of the  House of Representatives Press Corps, as well as the unveiling of the corps website and magazine, “Green Sentinel”.

The Speaker, who was represented by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, promised that the House would continue to support the press corps, to enable the members, discharge their duties effectively.

“I urge you to use available opportunities of cross checking your facts. Our doors are always wide open. Nothing is done is secret because we believe in communication. Communication is power. Where you lack communication there would be gaps.

“We believe you have the capacity to discharge your onerous functions. You have a role to improve the society and you have been doing that but you should do more. Nigeria should move forward and we shall collectively move the Nigeria project forward.

“Democracy is about teamwork and we must work together to protect those things that would promote the tenets of democracy and good governance on Nigeria. We must all work together for Nigeria to work,” he stated.

The chairman of the Press Corps, Grace Ike, in an address at the event, expressed appreciation to the House leadership for its support to the corps.

Ike stated that the magazine is another milestone in the efforts of the House Press Corps to effectively document the activities of the Green Chamber for posterity.

According to her, “Our decision to embark on this publication is premised on the realisation that as a select few opportuned to experience first hand the work of the peoples’ representatives to make good and enduring laws for our country as well as being sources of empowerment, it is important for us to document these and behind-the-scenes moments. Though we are journalists, we are historians as we document most that happen for generation to come.”

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