Journalists indispensable in nation building- Wamakko

Aliyu Wamako
Sen. Aliyu Wamako
By  Ado Hassan, Sokoto
‎THE senator representing Sokoto North Senatorial Zone and former governor in the state, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko at the weekend described as crucial the roles of Journalists in national development.
” I must acknowledged that they are playing instrumental roles in the nation’s developmental processes.”
Wamakko made the remark at the formal handing over handing over ceremony of the renovated Press Centre of the Nigeria Union of

Journalists(NUJ), and the public presentation of a Magazine, The Newsmaker.

The remark was contained in a statement issued in Sokoto Sunday by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani to newsmen in Sokoto.

The lawmaker Senator who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic
and Secondary Education described Journalists as indispensable part of the society.

Represented by Bashir Rabe Mani, Senator Wamakko therefore urged Journalists to continue to operate in line with the ethics of their profession.

He said,” Journalists have tremendous powers to make or mar the society and such powers should be deployed positively and objectively.

” Journalists should always consider patriotism, fear of God and respect for ethics in all they do.”

The lawmaker further vowed to continue to be open and fatherly to working Journalists across the country.

” My doors will continue to be open for them, anytime, while the National Assembly attaches greater prioruty to the freedom of the press.

” That was why I commenced the renovation of the press centre which was
completed by my successor.

”It will go a long way in providing a conducive atmosphere for Journalists in the state to operate,” the lawmaker stated.

Senator Wamakko donated a total of N 500,000, with N250,000, given to the
NUJ, while N 250,000, given for the Publisher of the Magazine, Dahiru Kwamberu of Rima Television, Sokoto.

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