The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State Engr Nuhu Gidado, has asked journalists to help in disseminating the State Government’s policies and assist in the on-going fight against corruption.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Correspondent’s Chapel Week sponsored by the Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar at the Development Exchange Centre (DEC), in the state capital, the deputy governor also appealed to journalists to wake up and address the problem faced by the social media.
“Where some people spread rumours and wrong information about the government, journalist should be able to ask questions so that they can report the true story in their reportage.”
He promised that government would provide the enabling environment for journalists to operate.
Alh Gidado also reassured of the government’s preparedness to revive the system of education, saying that teachers in the state have not been paid their three months salaries as a result of the on-going sanitisation of the education sector.
The deputy governor, added that verification of all other sectors of the state, civil service will also be done to fish out ghost workers. Saying that government saved close to one billion naira from the verification exercise.