University don charge journalists to promote peaceful coexistence and corporate wellbeing of Nigeria.

By Dauda Iliya

The Dean faculty of Social Sciences University of Maiduguri, Professor Danjuma Gambo has charged journalists in the country to always disseminate information that will promote peaceful coexistence and corporate wellbeing of Nigeria.

Professor Danjuma Gambo gave the charge at event to mark World Press Freedom Day organised by Mass Communication Students Association MACOSA University of Maiduguri chapter.

Professor Gambo who is also a professor of development communication noted that this year’s event is coming at a time when the corporate existence of the country is being threatened by mischief makers, through the use all kinds of fake news and hate speeches to cause disaffection among Nigerians.

He observed that the traditional media have to promptly adjust to the challenges of technology and changing culture of work ethics to counter the destructive narrative being spread by the mischief makers.

The University Don also stressed the need for improve quality control in the media industry through constant review of editorial policy, program planning structure and discontinue the growing cases of casualization of journalists.

Speaking on the theme of the celebration, Information as Public Good, Professor Abubakar Muazu of the Mass Communication Department University of Maiduguri, advocated the regulation of social media to control harmful and destructive contents on the platforms.

He warned journalists against using information that will further polarise Nigerians instead, mobilise them towards nation building and sustain the current democratic system.

There were musical performances and cultural display by students of the department.

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