Stop Reporting False Stories, Lalong Tells Journalists

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Meanwhile, Lalong has appealed journalists to be fair in their reportage as some of the reports that go to the press are not true reflection of the situation. According to the governor, the recent reports that state government was not doing anything regarding the security situation bedevilling the state was untrue. “What we read in the papers is not the true reflection of the situation, because security is our number one priority, the state government in collaboration with Operation Safe Heaven has gone very far. “We have already put in a lot and we are not relenting. Let us be patient, we will do our best to protect the lives of the people of Plateau as that is the essence of government anywhere in the world,” he said. The governor explained that after series of consultations with the Fulani and Berom elders they have decided to set up a 14-man peace committee. Lalong, however, appreciated the journalists for their contribution to the sustenance of peace in the state. He said that elections in the state wouldn’t have been peaceful if the reports of the journalists in the state were meant for peace. Yakubu Taddy, Chairman, Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau Council, commended the government for the parley, descriding the media interaction was a good forum for accountability. Taddy, who called for a quarterly interaction between journalists and the governor, said that such forum would do away rumours that make the rounds.
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