“Sokoto State Police Commissioner Reaffirms Commitment to Professionalism”
In a message of goodwill during the Sokoto State Congress of the Nigerian Union of Journalists on Saturday, the Sokoto State Police Command reiterated its dedication to maintaining focus and professionalism in the execution of its duties.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Kaigama, expressed his contentment with the excellent working relationship between the council and the state’s police command. He further guaranteed the state’s residents the safeguarding of their individual human rights without bias.
Presenting his discussion titled “Mass Media and National Security in Nigeria: Balancing Professional Ethics with National Interests,” Abubakar Mohammed Sokoto from the Sociology Department at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, urged journalists to prioritize the interests of the country in their reporting. He advocated for more extensive verification of news items before publication to reduce the spread of fake news in society.
During his remarks, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Sambo Bello Danchadi, promised journalists in the state government support to enable them to fulfill their responsibilities to the citizens. He also appealed to journalists, not only in the state but across the nation, to place greater emphasis on developmental journalism.
In his introductory comments, the state chairman of the council, Dalhatu Abdullahi Maigori, noted that the Congress aimed to review issues concerning the operations of journalists in the state.
This reaffirmation of the commitment to professionalism by CP Ali Kaigama emphasizes the importance of the police force’s dedication to serving the residents of Sokoto State with integrity and fairness. It highlights the need for responsible journalism to uphold the interests of the country and the importance of fact-checking in a media landscape often challenged by fake news.