We’ll Not Censor Media In Their Reportage – Kano

Abdullahi-Umar-GandujeThe Kano State Government yesterday pledged not to censor any media outfit operating in the state in the course of performing their statutory responsibilities.
The Commissioner for Information, Youths Sports and Culture, Mr. Mohammed Garba, who gave the assurance while speaking with journalists in his office on Saturday, however, urged media practitioners to always abide by the ethics of their profession in the course of reporting events in the state.
He said the Abdullahi Ganduje-led administration was against the censorship of any media outfit in the state.
Mr. Garba also sought the cooperation of journalists to enhance the cordial relationship between them and the state government.
The commissioner, said: “We don’t believe in censorship of media houses but insist that they should at all times avoid sensational journalism, as well as avoid hate speech in order not to undermine the security of the state and the country at large”.
He maintained that the enforcement of the ethics of the profession was crucial to the national development and sustenance of democracy, judging from the virile violations of the ethics of the profession, prior and during the just concluded 2015 elections.
The commissioner also charged journalists operating in the state to be sensitive of the environment to ensure unity and mutual understanding just as he stressed the need for them to be fair while reporting events, as well as to ensure objectivity and balancing of their reports.


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