By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Media practitioners have been implored to promote national security through objective reportage of events and activities as parts of efforts to rebrand the image of the country.
The Comptroller in charge of Lagos Seaports/Marine Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Comptroller Abdulkadir Suleiman Garo gave the admonition during a parley with journalists in Lagos.
The seasoned senior officer promised to operate an open-door-policy with the media in furtherance to information sharing and dissemination of the service contributions to seaport operations.
According to him, the media has what it takes to change the negative reports about the country mostly as it affects insecurity.
He expressed his passion for the media activities, even as he disclosed that journalism was his first profession at a tender age.
Garo who assumed duty recently, took over from Emmanuel Ayodele Arogundade who was recently promoted and decorated with the rank of Assistant Comptroller-General (ACG).
He hails from Kano state and has served in different formations of the Nigeria Immigration Service, including the Ikoyi Passport Office where he held the position of Passport Control Officer until his redeployment to Lagos Seaports/Marine Command