31 May 2011

Nigeria: Monarch Hails Journalists

Benin — Media practitioners in Edo State have been commended for their genuine commitment to the overall development of the society through quality reportage.

Enogie of Eyaen, Osazuwa Iduriase, made the commendation when he granted audience to the State Executive Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in his palace at Eyaen in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State.

Welcoming the State Executive Council of the NUJ, Osazuwa Iduriase appreciated media practitioners for their commitment to the democratic practice in Nigeria and urged them to be more pro-active in their reportage, particularly through useful information dissemination that will aid relevant security agencies in the fight against violent crimes in the society.

Earlier, leader of the delegation and Chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists, Edo State council, Friday Obanor, expressed displeasure over the upsurge of violent crime, particularly, the renewed war between rival cults in the state.

He appealed to security operatives to rise to the occasion to address the trend which has claimed several lives in Benin City.

Obanor assured the royal father that journalists would continue to partner with the traditional institution to make the society a better place.

Members of the Elders Council were on hand to receive the State Executive Council of the NUJ to the palace of the Enogie of Eyaen who is a patron of the State Council of the union.

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