Journalists managing the media issues relating to politicians and public office holders in Nigeria have been charged to always distinguish themselves in the discharge of their duties by upholding the tenet of journalism profession.
The correspondents’ Chapel of NUJ, the Kwara state council gave the charge on Tuesday in a statement issued to a mark a special prayer organised by the state’s council for the newly appointed Senior Legislative Aide (Media) to the Senate President, Alhaji Abdullahi Olesin.
Olesin, a former Editor of The Herald Newspapers, a kwara state-owned media establishment, until his appointment was the regional editor, north- central of Leadership Newspaper.
The statement noted that ‘‘ trained practitioners appointed as media mangers of political and public office holders must guide against hate speech and inflammatory remarks especially now that the 2019 general elections draws nearer’’ .
The statement which was signed by the chairman of the correspondents’ chapel, Layi Olanrewaju and Secretary Umar Abdulwahab, commended the senate president for appointing trained and experienced media practitioners as his media aides.
It described Olesin’ s appointment and those before him, as a round pegs in a round holes considering their wealth of experiences.
The statement contratulates the new appointee and urged him to bring his experience to bear in carrying out his duties.
Earlier during the prayer session, the state’s council chairman of the NUJ, comrade Abiodun Abdulkareem who spoke through the Imam of the NUJ Mosque, Mallam Abubakar Owolabi, said the prayer was organised to seek Allah’s guidance and direction for the new appointee in carrying out his duties .
The prayer session was attended by friends, family members of the appointee and journalists across the state.
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