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Journalists to partner security chiefs to end spread of wrong information in Imo

 

Under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Imo State journalists have declared their preparedness to formally introduce the “Information not Disinformation” campaign in the state.

 

According to the Chapel, the campaign’s goal was to give media professionals a way to interact, cooperate, and build partnerships with state security stakeholders, including heads of security agencies, in order to use accurate information to refute false information.

 

Following its inaugural congress in Owerri, this was revealed in a statement co-signed by Chapel’s newly elected Chairman, Chinonso Alozie of the Vanguard Newspapers, and Secretary, Victor Nwachukwu of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

 

The journalists went on to say that the project was in keeping with the fundamental responsibility of the media profession, which is to enlighten and educate the public on a variety of topics.

 

According to the statement; “Inline with our constitutional obligation to educate, inform and entertain the society, we are set to unveil, starting from this week, the “Information not Disinformation” campaign in Imo state.

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“The journey begins with a sensitization visit to Heads of security agencies; the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide; traditional rulers; the legislature; Imo Council of Elders; Religious Leaders; Captains of Industry and Non Governmental Organisations among others.

 

“This sensitization visit and campaign will enable us create an informed society that can benefit from the power of information.”

 

“This sensitization visit and campaign will enable us create an informed society that can benefit from the power of information.”

 

“We strongly believe that with the proper use of the power of information, we can fight insecurity while building, collaborating and enhancing economic activities for the good of all.

 

“As the fourth estate of the realm, it is our constitutional responsibility to engage all stakeholders at any given point in time,” he said.

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