The National President of the entire women journalists Mrs. Ladi Bala has appeal to government at all levels to give women more opportunity to contribute to the development of the nation.
The National President of the NAWOJ Stated at the public lecture to Mark the activities of this years Press Week of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Nasarawa State Chapter held in Lafia.
Mrs Ladi Bala, Said Women Journalists are underrepresented in government and business across the country.
In his presentation, the Deputy Director News of Federal Radio Corporation FRCN Alhaji Musa Abdullahi, Called on media professional to always report the truth to maintain their credibility.
He said journalists derogate themselves before news makers as they are very important people in the society.
The Deputy Director of news of FRCN said journalists should focus intention in reporting activities in the rural areas and human angle stories so that they people would fill carry along.
Also in his presentation tittled De- marketing fake news the General Manager of NTA Lafia Malam Sani Ibn Salihu says refusal by public officers to divulge information to journalists was one of the factor responsible of fake news in the country.
According to him, public officers often make themselves unavailable to clarify issues concerning their duties in their respective offices to journalists.
He said it is unfortunate to imagine that public officers are afraid to be accountable to the public.adding, that
position is for public service and not private, therefore, occupance should see journalists as partners..
He explained that if they public are properly informed, it would go a long way to dispel fake news being paddle in the social media by non professionals.