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Gov. Buni tasks journalists on rural coverage

The Yobe State Governor, Mala Buni on Monday urged journalists under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Yobe Council, to adequately cover rural areas in the state.

Gov. Buni who was represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Idi Gubana, made the appeal while receiving members of the NUJ who paid him a courtesy visit in Damaturu.

He said the media was key and necessary for the success and development of any government, and rural areas needed such coverage as much as possible.

The governor said his administration would effectively utilize the media to achieve success and expressed his determination to support and facilitate media operations in the state.

In his remarks, the NUJ Chairman, Yobe Council, Alhaji Yusuf Isah, said the visit was part of the council’s tradition to visit chief executives of the state, among other stakeholders.

Alhaji Isah appealed to the state government to improve the quality of state-owned media organisations and extend same to other media houses operating in the state.

He gave an assurance that the council was ready to work with the present administration for maximum benefit of the entire Yobe populace.

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