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Buhari congratulates newly elected NUJ Executives

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Buhari congratulates newly elected NUJ Executives

By Ismaila Chafe

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on the results of its seventh triennial conference of delegates which saw the re-election of Chris Isiguzo as president.

The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued by his senior special assistant for media and publicity Malam Garba Shehu on Friday in Abuja.

Buhari reiterated that “freedom of the press is an irreducible minimum in a democracy that flourishes.”

He cautioned, however, that such freedom must be used responsibly.

He also recognized the formidable role the media play in shaping and influencing the course of events in any society.

The President reminded the NUJ leadership that the country will continue to look to its members for fair, balanced and objective journalism.

The president urged the media to forge greater unity within the union, to engage in productive dialogue to resolve any issues hostile to the progress of the association.

He assured the newly elected executives that this administration would tirelessly maintain and protect the watchdog role provided for the media in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Source: NAN

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