Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere, has donated sets of computers to the Correspondents Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Imo State Council, in fulfillment of his earlier promise to the group.
Presenting the items yesterday, the deputy governor represented by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Uche Onwuchekwa, said he donated the items in appreciation of the role of the media in nation building and the development of the state.
He charged them to ensure that their reports on issues concerning the government and people of the state are factual and not based on speculation and mischief.
He added that the donation was to assist the correspondents improve on the quality of their duties, pointing out that his office has always contributed and identified with journalists in whatever way he can to enhance their job and cushion the challenges they face every day.
Madumere encouraged members of the chapel to be exemplary in the practice of journalism and charged the leadership to ensure that its members uphold the ethics of the profession.
He decried the dearth of investigative journalism in contemporary media practice and noted that the profession is too strategic to be left in the hands of quacks.
He called on media practitioners to embrace and adhere religiously to the ethics of the profession which, according to him, is the hallmark of a healthy, peaceful and progressive society.
Receiving the computer sets, Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel, Mr. Athan Agbakwuru, thanked the deputy governor for fulfilling his promise. He also commended him for identifying with journalists in the state by contributing towards making their job easier even before venturing into politics.
Agbakwuru, on behalf of members of his chapel, assured the deputy governor of the continued cooperation and support of correspondents in the state, while calling on other public officers to emulate him.

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