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University lecturer charges journalists on professionalism

Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Mass Communication University of Maiduguri professor Danjuma Gambo at the event.

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 an event to mark this year’s 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.

Cross-section of students and dignitaries at the event.

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 mischief makers.

The University Don also stressed the need for improve quality control in the media industry through constant

review of editorial policy, programme planning structure and discontinue the growing cases of casualisation 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.

Dauda Iliya

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