Samson Osuo, Lafia.
Management of Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has promised to partner journalists in the area to foster proper coverage of the Board activities.
Mohammed Dan-Azumi, the Executive Chairman of the Board, made this promise on Wednesday while plying host to the new Leadership and members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nasarawa State Council in his Office.
Dan- Azumi who scored high the roles played by journalists in the society, said without the Media the achievements of the Board would not be known by members of the public.
The Chairman noted that partnering journalists in the state will go a long way in promoting activities of the Board to the outside world as well as correct the fake news that is being spread by non professionals using the social media.
“You people are doing a lot in correcting the misinformation and fake news by informing the public about the activities of the board in the right direction, drawing our attention to our shortcomings is also helping us to make amend, so, you are helping us a lot” he posted.
The Chairman who commended members of the Chapel for their faithfulness in the discharge of their responsibilities in the state, wished the new EXCO a successful tenure.
He pledged that his doors will continue to remain open for Journalists who may want to verify any issue that has to do with the Organization.
“We will continue to operate an open door to journalists by furnishing them with information about the activities of the board”.
Earlier, Chairman of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nasarawa state Chapter, Isaac Ukpoju said the visit was to familiarise with the management of the board and cement a cordial working relationship between the two bodies.
Ukpoju who applauded the achievements recorded by the present management of the board in the areas of structural development in both primary and junior secondary schools, assured that members of the Union will continue to serve as a link between the board and the public by reporting the Board activities to the outside world.