The Central Naval Command, (CNC) of the Nigerian Navy, Yenagoa, on Monday urged media practitioners in Bayelsa to be objective and professional in their reportage of events in the interest of national security.
Rear Admiral Saidu Garba, the Flag Officer Commanding Central Naval Command, said this in Yenagoa when executive members of the Federated Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) visited him in his office.
Garba said that the media had a very important role to play in nation building.
He urged them to do investigative journalism and not to report activities of security agencies in the country in such a way that the people would lose confidence in their capacity to maintain law and order.
“Do not report crime in such a way that criminals would seem to be glorified.
Garba explained that the command had been sensitising communities and stakeholders to the need to preserve the environment.
“When you destroy the environment there will be nothing for our great grand children to inherit.
Earlier, the Chairman, Federated Correspondents’ Chapel, Mr Julius Osahon, had said that the visit was to facilitate more collaboration with the security organisation in promoting peace for the people.
(Edited by Emmanuel Yashim)
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