By Amina Abdullahi Girbo
The leadership of the Bauchi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists have been commended for exhibiting quality leadership and promoting professionalism.
Governor Bala Mohammed was speaking while receiving officials from the State Council of the NUJ and it’s counterpart of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations NIPR who went to congratulate him over his recent victory at the Supreme Court.
Governor Bala Mohammed said he is impressed with the quality leadership being provided by the State Council of Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ through ensuring professionalism despite numerous challenges being faced in the media practice.
To this end, he pledged to fulfill all the promises made by his administration in areas of ensuring adequate welfare of working journalists and provision of conducive working environment, especially upgrading the NUJ press center.
He appreciated them for the visit noted that he is aware of some pending promises made to the unions including a plan to upgrade the state NUJ Secretariat, provision of working tools.
He called for sustainace of the effort especially in areas of publicizing the state government’s laudable initiatives aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of the citizens.
Earlier, speaking the State NUJ Chairman comrade Umar Sa’idu acknowledged the Governor’s concern to the plight of working and retired Journalists emphasized that actualization of the proposed upgrade of the NUJ Secretariat would provide a conducive working environment for journalists in the state.
He congratulated Governor Bala Mohammed for the Apex Court Victory and urged him to consolidate on the achievements recorded by his administration.
He commended the governor for allowing state owned media houses to cover opposition party activities during the election campaigns, saying is a sign of inclusive Governance.