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Delta tasks journalists on ethics, Edo government pledges non-infringement

By Odita Sunday (Lagos), Owen Akenzua (Asaba) and Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu (Benin City)   |   04 May 2017   |   4:25 am  

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State

The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has urged journalists to uphold their professional code of ethics.

He gave the advice in a press statement to felicitate with journalists as they marked the World Press Freedom Day yesterday.

The theme of the event was “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies.”

He asserted that journalists would enjoy the full protection of the Constitution, if they learn to work in line with the profession’s ethical code.

Ukah stressed that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is committed to press freedom, which is the reason for the cordial working relationship with the media in the state.

“As a government, we are particularly happy because we have had a very good relationship with the media because we allowed them the freedom to do their job,” he said.

While paying tribute to journalists who had died in the course of duty, he encouraged practising media men to ensure that they imbibe the ideals of the fallen heroes.

In Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki yesterday pledged that his administration would not interfere with press freedom.

He stated this when members of the state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), took a peaceful march to the Government House in Benin City.

Represented by the Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, he condemned attacks on journalists in some parts of the world and assured that his government would create an enabling environment for them to excel without infringing on their ethical rights.



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