The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Joseph Kunini on Monday called on journalists in the State to ensure balance and constructive criticism in their reportage of events in the State.
Kunini made the call when he hosted journalists in the State for a Christmas get together in Jalingo.
He appreciated the role of the media in shaping national debate and commended journalists in the state for the good work they have been doing especially in reporting the activities of the House.
“My doors are always open for you. I know the importance of your work in the development of the State, but I want to urge you to always cross check your facts before going to press.
“I want to appeal to you to be compassionate with us and report the State in a balanced way.
“There are a lot of stories in Taraba, but Taraba is under reported in the media. I want to appeal to you all to show case the State tourism and other potential and help Taraba to move forward,” he appealed.
State Council Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Jovita Shafe in a remark, commended the Speaker for hosting journalists and assured him of the support of journalists in the State.
Shafe enjoined the Speaker to coordinate the assembly well and ensure that the nineth Assembly take its oversight functions seriously to merit media reportage.