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  • Updated: February 22, 2024

Delta Commissioner charges journalists on integrity, objective reportage

Delta Commissioner charges journalists on integrity, objecti

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Ifeanyi Osuoza has emphasized the importance of journalistic integrity during a meeting with executives and members of the Asaba Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Asaba.

Osuoza urged journalists to prioritize accuracy and balance in their reporting, emphasizing the need to verify stories before publication.

He highlighted the achievements of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori's administration in developmental projects, policies, and programs, expressing a commitment to collaborate with the media to showcase these successes.

Osuoza assured journalists of his readiness to provide access for verifying information related to government programs, emphasizing his open-door policy for inquiries.

“This administration is committed to implementing policies and programmes as contained in the Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori’s M.O.R.E Agenda,” Osuaza said.

According to him, his ministry is ready to ensure that the state government’s activities are adequately reported, adding that journalists are instrumental to achieving the set goals.

He said that partnering the media, especially the Chapel would help to disseminate correct information to the public on the activities of the administration.

The commissioner. however, urged the media practitioners to adhere to ethical journalism and pledge to liaise with ministries, departments and agencies for effective media coverage.

Earlier, the chairman of Asaba Correspondents’ Chapel, Ifeanyi Olannye, commiserated with the commissioner over the demise of his father.

He also lauded Oborevwori for appointing Osuoza as commissioner for information, whom he described as hardworking and experienced on the job.

“With the relevant training, journalists will be equipped with the requisite knowledge to interpret and adequately report the state government’s agenda,’’ he said.

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