Newly elected chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists( NUJ), Bauchi State Council, Ibrahim Malama -Goje said on Wednesday that he would accord priority to cleansing the profession of ‘quacks’ in the state.
Speaking with newsmen in Bauchi Zonal Office, Malam-Goje, a staff of the state-owned Bauchi Radio Corporation, noted that the unwholesome activities of people claiming to be journalists, was worrisome and needed to be checked.
According to him, the reputation of practitioners is vital to achieving the noble cause the profession of journalism stands for.
He also promised to initiate training programmes to broaden the knowledge and skills of members to enable them meet up with the challenges of their job.
Responding on behalf of staff of NAN, Bauchi Zonal Office, the Zonal Manager, Malam Abdullahi Salihu, urged the newly elected executive of the council, to accord priority to compliance with ethics by all practitioners.
He said staff of the agency would contribute their quota towards ensuring the progress of profession in the state.
Newsmen recall that the Malam-Goje led Executive Committee of the union was elected on Feb.25, 2015