Governor Bala Mohammed Declares Bauchi Open For FCT Minister’s Press Corps Retreat

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Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state has called on journalists in the country to ensure that the principles of fairness, accuracy and balance in the coverage of political campaigns and activities are observed ahead of the coverage of the 2023 general elections.

The governor who made the call while declaring open, FCT Minister’s Press Corps Retreat held at Hazibal Hotel, Bauchi said journalists must also eschew mischief and inflammatory reports and stories by shunning bias reporting of events and remain steadfast in the discharge of their duties.

He said the theme of their retreat which is “The Role of Residents, the Media and FCT Administration in holding Area Council Chairmen Accountable to Service Provision and Infrastructure Delivery” is quite apt and timely, pointing out that, as the fourth estate of the realm, the media is duty bound to ensure good governance through effective and efficient service delivery by administrations at all levels.

Represented by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Comrade Mukhtar Gidado, the governor said beside playing the role of watchdog of the society, there is need for journalists to be above board in their utterances and conduct.

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