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By Olabode Adaramola
Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Niger State Council has hqs lauded Governor Mohammed Bago for appointing a seasoned , competent journalist and former Manager News Nigerian Television Authority NTA Minna, Bologi Ibrahim as the new Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Governor. .
The union also lauded the Governor for the appointment of Aisha Wakaso and Abdulberqy Ebbo as advisers on Print media and Social Media respectively as well as Ummi Khaltume Abdullahi Kuta the Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor Comrade Yakubu Garba
A Statement issued by the State Secretary of NUJ Comrade Usman Chiji specifically described the appointment of Bologi as a round peg in a round hole.
The Statement stressed that, the appointment did not come to the union as a surprise considering the pedigree of Bologi as one of the finest and hardworking journalists who has traversed the length and breadth of Nigeria and abroad in the course of discharging his duties.
The Union described Bologi Ibrahim as a calm, gentle and humble person who devoted his time to advance development of journalism and hoped that, government would create conducive atmosphere for him to operate.
NUJ also congratulated a member of the Union , the State Correspondent of the Punch Newspaper Aisha Wakaso on her appointment as Adviser on Print Media to the Governor as well as Ummi Khaltume Abdullahi Kuta as Press Secretary to deputy Governor and Abdulbaqqy Ebbo the Adviser Digital Communication to the Governor.
Comrade Usman Chiji urged the trio of Aisha Wakaso, Abdulbaqy Ebbo and Ummi Khaltume Abdullahi Kuta to work closely with the new CPS to enable them effectively project the image of the Governor and also bridge communication gap that may result in fake news or misinformation about government policies and programmes.
The Statement appreciates the Governor’s humble beginning of strengthening his relationship with the media hoping that, more journalists will be appointed to assist in bringing government closer to the people.
The Union urged all the Appointees not to betray the confidence repose on them by working for the progress of the state instead of pursuing self interest above collective.
It thereby renewed the Union’s unflinching support and cooperation to the Governor for a more robust relationship between NUJ and the administration.
It urged the new Governor to be open minded in suggestions of the people for the progress of the state as fixation with ideas without engagements is an aberration to democracy.