Governor Mutfwang Celebrates Press Freedom Day With Journalists


Plateau State Governor, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang has praised the pivotal role played by Nigerian Journalists in fostering and preserving democracy throughout the nation.

In a goodwill message to mark World Press Freedom Day 2024, Governor Mutfwang encouraged them to maintain the highest standards of their profession amidst increasing challenges encountered in revealing corruption, criminal activities, and other societal issues.

He advocated for a deeper commitment to investigative journalism, which is crucial for uncovering developmental hurdles and promoting narratives that cast Nigeria and Africa in a positive light.

Governor Mutfwang called on the media to actively participate in shaping public discourse around pressing concerns such as security, climate change, economic instability, and other critical issues that impact the welfare of citizens. 

He enjoined the media to propose viable solutions for these challenges and to contribute their quota to the betterment of society.

He urged media industry stakeholders to devise a robust strategy for the prevention and protection of journalists against crimes, safeguarding freedom of expression, and addressing disinformation and misinformation with factual reporting.

Governor Mutfwang commended the bravery, commitment, and perseverance of Nigerian journalists, urging them to continue being a symbol of hope and unity amidst Nigeria's rich diversity.

He reaffirmed his administration's unwavering support for journalists and the media industry, especially those in Plateau State, and pledged ongoing collaboration with the media to foster a harmonious and tranquil Plateau State.

Gyang Bere
Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Executive Governor of Plateau State  
May 3, 2024.

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