Friday, September 30, 2022

Anambra Information Commissioner Advocates Frequent Workshop For Journalists


Anambra State Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu, says frequent workshop for journalists will ensure improvement in their practice.

Commissioner Nwosu who stated this when members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, paid him a courtesy visit in his office at Jerome Udorji State Secretariat Awka, called for improved professionalism on the part of trained journalists in the state.

He explained that though advent of social media brought about fake news, trained journalists are differentiable through practice, and that discerning audience always recourse to mainstream media in news consumption, verification and authentication.

Commissioner Nwosu, who further explained that the Soludo administration is presently focused on key areas such as massive infrastructural development and addressing youth restiveness, said journalists are needed to achieve set objectives of the present administration, which he noted is open to constructive criticism, and commended members for helping to achieve lofty ideas of the Soludo administration.

Earlier in his remark, the Chairman of Correspondents’ Chapel of NUJ, Chief Chuks Ilozue called for restoration of cordial relationship with the Soludo administration to enable members continuously contribute own quota in developing the state, also commended the Governor for his developmental strides in the state, and urged the Commissioner to assist the chapel in its forthcoming workshop billed to hold in November.

He noted that before the advent of social media, members of the chapel were the ones who pass information about every part of the country, adding that even presently, they remain the most important purveyors of news to the public.

Contributing, the Chairman of the Workshop Committee, Mr David Eleke, said the workshop will help discuss issues around and about forthcoming general elections, especially as relates to Anambra, and called for the support of the Commissioner.

Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Tony Nweke, among others, were present during the visit.

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