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Gov. Sule hails NAN for truthful, balanced journalism



NNN: Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has lauded the contributions of the Nigeria News Agency to the peace and development of the country through its truthful and objective reportage.

Sule made the commendation on Saturday in Lafia when the Acting Managing Director of the agency, Alh. Ibrahim Mammaga led the agency’s management team on a courtesy visit to the governor.

The governor maintained that NAN had been championing the course of professional journalism over the years, and urged the agency to sustain the tempo.

According to him, the role of NAN in effective information dissemination is highly commendable in view of the growing trend of fake news and its adverse effects  on the society.

He said his administration’s decision to appoint a journalist as the commissioner for Information in the state was to ensure professionalism.

Sule thanked the agency for choosing to host its management retreat in Lafia, describing it as a mark of honour to the state.

He assured of his administration’s commitment toward an enduring partnership with NAN for the development of the state and the country.

Earlier, Mammaga informed the governor that the top management of the agency was in the state for a 2-day retreat to review its operations toward better service delivery.

“We decided to use the opportunity of the retreat to come and congratulate your excellency for your victory at the polls, and subsequent affirmation by the electoral tribunal and Appeal Court.

“We are also here to show appreciation for your immense contributions to the progress of the agency.

“We have a good working relationship with the State Government and recently we got a report of your support to our office in Lafia, ” he said.

The acting managing director assured that NAN would maintain a robust partnership with the state government toward projecting its policies and programmes.

Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye and Abdullahi Yusuf

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