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Media inevitable in democracy — Gov Sheriff

By Ndahi Marama

MAIDUGURI — Governor Ali Sheriff of Borno State has said the entrenchment and continued sustenance of democracy in a federated system of government can only be achieved through the media by reporting “objectively and fairly” on good governance, transparency and accountability to the people that voted public office holders into office.

Sheriff said when members of the newly elected state executive of Borno State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Maiduguri.

He said besides the role of the watch dog of the society, the media had to overcome the challenges of fighting the enemies of democracy and good governance by reporting objectively and fairly, no matter whose ox is gored to ensure transparency and accountability to the people that voted them into office.


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