The Nigerian media has been called upon to adhere to the ethics of profession towards ensuring peace and unity that will guarantee growth and development in the country.

This formed the crux of a Ramadan‎ lecture organized at the Arewa House by the Muslim Media Publishers Association of Nigeria, (MMPAN).

The lecture which was‎ delivered by the veteran Journalist and columnist Tijjani Ajibade Tajudeen centered on the media and peace.

He stressed the need for Journalists to always be guided in their reports and ensure positive reports that will foster peace and unity ‎among all and sundry.

“It is imperative that as watchdogs of the society, we must be conscious ‎of our reports and guide against inciting and sensational reports. Your reports must be factual and balanced at all times.

“The need for peace environment as a panacea for growth and development in our society cannot be over-emphasized and the role of journalist in achieving it is key”.

Earlier in his address, MMPAN National President Jaafaru Maitama Yakubu‎ also urged the media practitioners to be proactive in the area of peace , unity and development through positive information dissemination.

Highlight of the lecture was the conferment of award of excellence on distinguish Senator Mohammed Ahmed Makarfi and the Chief Imam of Tudun Wada Kaduna central Mosque Sheik Abdulkareem Hashim, Chairman Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD) Kaduna Comrade Abdullahi.

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