Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has disbursed about six million naira to journalists and members of Social Media Groups in the state.
He also donated six Bulls as Sallah Gift to Members of the State Government House Press Crew, State Council of Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ, Correspondent Chapel, Kaura Singers and Social Media Groups as well as Senior Journalists.
Presenting the donation, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity Comrade Muktar Gidado said the gift was to enable them celebrate sallah in a joyful manner.
Comrade Muktar Gidado said the Governor’s extension of hands of fellowship to the media family was in recognition of their relentless contributions to the development of the State through objective reportage.
Whil e calling for the consolidation of the commitment Bala Mohammed said his administration remains resolute to ensuring the welfare of both serving and retired journalists.
Appreciating the Governor, the State NUJ Chairman Comrade Umar Sa’idu said the gift demonstrated a cordial relationship between the Governor as a former journalists and the entire media practitioners.
Comrade Umar Sa’idu charged the journalists to reciprocate the gesture through promoting peaceful coexistence and good governance for the betterment of the society.