28 December 2012

Nigeria: FCT Minister Seeks Media Support

Minister of the federal capital territory, Senator Bala Muhammed, has appealed to media practitioners to be objective in their reports as partners in development and members of the fourth estate of the realm for leaders to appreciate through effective service delivery.

Speaking to our correspondent through his chief of staff Alhaji Ya'u Gital in Bauchi, the minister opined that journalists as partners in the struggle for Nigeria's independence, should strive to keep the green white green flag flying as a respect to fallen heroes and watch dogs of the society.

"Journalists are equal stakeholders in a democracy and should be seen to be supporting the efforts of government to alleviate the sufferings of the people rather than succumbing to the wish of baseless critics whose intention is always negative to the progress of the nation not mindful of the repercussion of their actions. Let the media remain objective and investigative for unbiased reports," he said.

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