Daily Trust (Abuja)

4 January 2013

Nigeria: NUJ Tasks Journalists On Ethics

Bauchi — The President, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Mohammed Garba has called on journalists to do all they could to protect the image of the union in the country by discharging their duties according to the provisions of the constitution and professional ethics.

Garba stated this yesterday in Bauchi when he paid condolence visit to former Bauchi state NUJ council chairman Isa Suleiman over the death of his wife.

He observed that some journalists were smearing the image of the profession through unprofessional conducts saying "we should try as much as possible to practice according to the ethics of the profession because there are quite a number of cases of professional misconducts and abuse of privileges coming on the side of the media."

Garba said professionalism should be the watchword of every qualified journalist and stressed the importance of developmental and investigative journalism in the media.

The NUJ president was in company of the national secretary of the union, Comrade Shuaibu Leman, Chairman of the state council, Dahiru Mohammed Special Assistant to the NUJ president Alhaji Kabiru and other officials of the union.

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