By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has called for effective partnership between government and the journalists in the state for peace and speedy development.
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Honourable Mohammed Adamu Omadefu, who stated this when he paid a visit to the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) press centre in Lafia, said the state is in safe hands with Governor Abdullahi Sule and the Speaker of the state Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi hence the need for the call.
Omadefu disclosed that his visit was an earlier directive by the speaker to assess the state of facilities at the NUJ Press Center while assuring members of the pen profession of the state assembly’s support.
He urged them to keep doing their best in promoting good governance and quality representation of the sixth assembly of the state as well as enhance their partnership and support for the government of Engr. Abdullahi Sule to succeed.
He assured the executive members of NUJ that the challenges raised by its chairman will be addressed soon by God’s grace.
“You will recall that when you paid us a courtesy visit at the Assembly, Mr Speaker directed me to visit the press centre in respect to the issues you raised and to enable me see things for myself and report back to the house accordingly, this is what informed the visit.
“Thank God we have a listening Governor and you the journalists are living witness to his good works, we still appreciate God for giving us a pragmatic leader at the House, the Speaker is a man of peace, matured mind and inclusiveness, they both are two sides of a coin, I will report to the Speaker and we will do our best for you and the leadership of the house will appeal to our amiable Governor to intervene in your challenges. The lawmaker said.
In his opening speech, the Chairman of NUJ, Comrade Saluhu Alkali of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Precious FM, Lafia, thanked Gov. Abdullahi Sule, Rt. Hon. Balarabe Abdullahi, the chairman, House Committee on Information, Hon. Omadefu as well as the entire assembly members for their support.
He also appreciated them for their immense contributions to journalism profession in the state, and their various efforts in bettering the lots of the citizens of the state and reassured NUJ support to the government at all times to succeed.
“I thank Governor Abdullahi Sule and the leadership of the Assembly in their bid to reshape the face of the media profession in the state.
“I appeal for your continued contribution for the betterment of good governance and journalism in the state”, he said.
Alkali made a request to the State Assembly to support NUJ with a brand new bus and to support in building their accommodation which work has already started at the press centre.