The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Taraba State chapter, has urged the Journalists to be objective, fairness and justice in their reportage for peaceful coexistence of the nation.
State Chairman of the association, Reverend John Ube made the plea when he received the new Executive Members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ, Taraba State Chapter on a courtesy visit in his office in Jalingo, the State Capital.
He said, NUJ is one of the Unions that the CAN is counting on in the state because of its power of disseminating information through various media outfits in both print and electronics, stressing that the new leadership of the CAN will work hand in hand with one another in the spirit of love and tolerance for the development of the Unions.
Reverend John Ube also charged the journalists to leave up to the expectation as the watchdog of the society by standing for peace, truth, unity and justice as well as balancing issues on the parties concerned.
“I want you to maintain Professionalism in the course of carrying out your responsibility without compromise on anybody or party involved in issues, even though the country is not secured but I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will be with you and protect you and we will do our best as Fathers to ensure your success.
“And I am also appealing to both Federal and State governments to improve your welfare to enable you the Press publicise their activities and serve the society better,” Ube said.
Earlier, the state Chairman of the NUJ Comrade Jovita Shafe told the state Executive members of CAN that the visit was aimed at familiarisation and also to identify with them for it’s good work, especially for praying for the state, Nigeria and the leaders as well as telling the the naked truth whenever the need arises where he urged them continue in that direction.
He, however, appealed to the association to use its means to sensitise people on the importance of obtaining Voter Registration Card and expressed NUJ’s readiness to partner with them as a spiritual body that preaches peace and harmony among people in order to have a better and peaceful society through publicizing their activities in the state.