World Press Day: Imo Speaker hails journalist on their role in nation building





The Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Barr Kennedy Ibeh has lauded the doggedness of Imo and Nigerian journalists as they join their professional colleagues across the world to mark the 2022 World Press Freedom Day.

The speaker in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Ifeanyi Onyekachi on Tuesday, described Nigerian journalists as nation builders, whose roles have sustained Nigerian democracy.

He advised journalists to seize the opportunity to appraise and recommit themselves to the ethics that guide their noble profession.

“Without adherence to ethics, professions will become part of national malaise, rather than solutions.

“That is why journalists must constantly recommit to the canons of fairness, accuracy, objectivity, balance, and other ideals that guide their profession.’’

“While celebrating the World Press Freedom Day, I urge the journalists to rededicate themselves to the role of being watchdogs of society.

“We as government will continue to support the media and ensure that journalists are not muzzled in anyway”, he added.

The speaker appealed to journalists in Imo to see themselves as partners and always support Gov. Hope Uzodimma’s administration by projecting Imo in the positive angle.

Recall that World Press Freedom Day is observed every May 3, to celebrate fundamental principles of press freedom, evaluate press freedom around the world, defend media from attacks on their independence.

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