Journalists vital to  success of elections -Varsity don 

Written by on October 7, 2022

A Professor Mass Communication, University of Ilorin, Lukman Azeez has described Journalists as vital to the success of elections in any nation

Professor Azeez dropped this hint while delivering a Lecture at the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Kwara State Council Twenty Twenty-Two Press Week themed  “Twenty Twenty-Three Polls: Effective Media Coverage Amidst Insecurity” held at  NUJ Press Centre, Ilorin

He tasked Journalists to play roles expected of them to avert breach of peace, fact check, objective and neutral in their reportage before, during and after next year’s general elections

Professor Azeez lamented over proliferation of small arms and light weapons led to unabated security challenges threatening the lives of Journalists particularly during electioneering

In his remark,Chairman, Kwara State Council of NUJ, Comrade Abdul-lateef Ahmed  tasked the electoral umpire and security agencies to prioritize the safety of Journalists being an endangered species

Comrade Ahmed challenge political class to  thread softly not to play do or die Politics to ensure crisis free poll next year.


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