Against the backdrop of no love lost relationship between Journalists and some state governors, the Governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has promised working Journalists in the State of better working relationship with the executive arm of the Government.
He stated that his administration since assumption of office has been enjoying tremendous support from journalists which translates into its viable achievements within a short time.
The Governor stated this Tuesday night at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Yola, where he hosted a dinner with media practitioners and Chief Executives of media houses.
He described journalism as a noble profession with intellectual people and called on the practitioners to continue with the support through advice and meaningful criticisms in their reportage for the best interest of Adamawa.
He added that journalists are his friends and stressed that his administration will no doubt continue to accord them priority.
The Secretary to the State Government, Malam Bashir Ahmad in his contribution, saluted the media practitioners in the state for their roles in projecting the policies and programmes of the administration and called on media practitioners to maintain the momentum.
On his part, the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Dr Umar Garba Pella said the administration runs an open door policy and will remain committed in that regard and called for cooperation and partnership from media.
The State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan thanked Governor Umaru Fintiri for hosting the dinner and promised that journalists will remain committed in the discharge of their duties for the interest of Adamawa people.
He called on the Governor to continue to carry the press along and advised government to organise quartaly briefing by ministries, boards and parastatals to enhance good governance and transparency.