Kaduna State government has
charged media organisations in tge state to consider the effects of their medium before providing platforms for people to air their views .He further charged media organizations to only provide their platforms for those that would promote peace and not exacerbate tensions
The state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr.Samuel Aruwan stated this while
speaking with newsmen at a monthly forum with media practitioners on peace journalism held in Kaduna on Tuesday, 30 March 2021.
The Monthly forum with media
practitioners on peace journalism was organized by the Interfaith Mediation Centre Kaduna with a view to bringing journalists and other critical stakeholders together to brainstorm
on pressing issues pertaining to socio- eonomic developments in the state as well as in the country .
The forum also aims to inspire journalists to contribute their quota towards maintaining peace and development through their reportage.
Speaking with newsmen after the
meeting, Kaduna State Commissioner said the state
government requires the contribution of media organizations to sensitize members of the public on participatory governance to address any challenges in the state.
He stressed that the peace and
stability of any state or nation
depends on media reportage.
Mr. Aruwan further commended the
Interfaith Mediation Centre for the
initiative aimed at promoting peace
journalism in the state and the
country as a whole.
Soeaking on the need for peaceful coexistence,the co executive Director, Interfaith Mediation center, Reverend James Wuye said there is an urgent need for government to educate and enlighten students about basic security tips in case of any armed bandit attack in schools.
Reverend Wuye noted that
community leaders and parents
should work together with government in order to win the war
against kidnapping and banditry in