The Nasarawa State government has unveiled a media policy that will guide interactions with the media for the effective communication of its policies.
Unveiling the document, Governor Abdullahi Alhaji Sule, in a meeting with practising journalists in the state, on Tuesday, said the policy prescribes the rule of engagement to enable his administration achieve its objectives.
While reiterating the significance of the media, Governor Sule emphasized that no government will succeed without taking the media as partner in progress.
" We understand the importance of the media, the press in ensuring that accurate information is dessiminated," the governor said.
He said with his corporate sector background, where participants follow certain rules and procedures in order to succeed, it's the same thing he expected when he decided to appoint those who will drive the communication, media and press strategy of his administration.
While welcoming inputs from journalists in the state towards polishing the media policy for maximum effect, the governor tasked media practitioners on accurate information dessimination.
Governor Sule assured that his administration will work hand in hand with the media.
Earlier in his opening remarks, Director General for Strategic Communication and Press Affairs, Mallam Yakubu Lamai, said the media policy, a product of meticulous research, will form the fulcrum for interaction between the state government and the media.
In his response, state Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Dogo Shammah, commended the governor for appointing members of the union as part of his appointees.
Shammah assured the governor that journalists in the state are willing to cooperate and work together with him to enable his administration succeed.
Parts of the media policy unveiled by Governor Sule entails that the state government will comply with all laws and regulations regarding public disclosure of its affairs in line with the Freedom of Information Bill.
Also, that the office of strategic communication and press affairs will be responsible for ensuring that the media policy and related procedures are communicated to all journalists who have dealings with the Government House.
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