According to Njemanze, imbibing the culture of ethical journalism is the only way the media can sustain the trust of the people.
He stressed the need for journalists to strive to develop themselves, especially in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
The executive secretary said it would go a long way in helping them to control the intrusive inflow of poorly processed information.
He said that the media was critical in forging national unity and reducing tension as well as building cohesion.
He said the theme of the workshop was apt and timely as it was aimed at raising awareness among media professionals on the need to imbibe ethical journalism, good governance and respect for equality.
In his welcome address, the President of NUJ, Mr Waheed Odusule said many African countries, including Nigeria are undergoing transformation to strengthen national unity and consolidate democratic governance.
Odusule urged participants to take advantage of the workshop to further sharpen their knowledge to better perform their duty.
The workshop is being attended by media professionals from Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Benin, Ghana, Cote d’ Voire, and Nigeria among others.