Be constructive in your criticism, Majemite charges journalists

By Atevure Princess,

Olorogun Fred Majemite and Comrade Sunday Apah,

Former commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Development, Delta State, Olorogun Fred Majemite has charged the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ)  to be constructive and objective in their criticism and reporting, noting that publishing fake news is capable of misleading the public.

He disclosed that journalists as partners and critical stakeholders in the development of any nation, state and local government, should always be truthful and objective in their reportage.

Majemite gave the charge when members of Ughelli Correspondents Chapel   of the Union paid him a courtesy visit at his Ughelli residence, Ughelli, Delta State, saying, “it is vital for journalists to criticise the government where necessary but such criticism should be done constructively.

“You know the importance of the media to the society. You are vital to the development of any nation. I want to urge you to engage in developmental journalism because you are partners and stakeholders in development.”

Earlier in his remarks, the Acting Chairman of NUJ, Ughelli Correspondents Chapel, Comrade Sunday Apah of the Daily Independent Newspaper, who led members to the visit, said membership of the union consist of professionals who are experts in communication.

He added that the chapel members have high proficiency in the deployment of information through their various media houses to the public.

He assured the former commissioner of the union preparedness to continue to partner with him on his future political endeavours.

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