Ahmed Maiyaki donate internet facility for Kaduna NUJ, calls for responsible journalism
Veteran journalist cum consultant Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki on Friday donated Internet Facility for Kaduna NUJ calling for responsible journalism.
Maiyaki who stormed the Nigerian Union of Journalists Premises in Kaduna this afternoon said “I feel that a place like NUJ should have internet facility. It is not that the place did not have one before. But it had been very unstable. I believe we should give this facility to members to assess for their daily reporting.
Maiyaki revealed that, “the facility can accommodate at least 64 members at a go to send out their stories. Instead of going to Cafe or buying individual data, this facility will also bring members closer. The current leadership of the council is working hard to unite members. This internet facility will bring the people together and make the council more active. There should be something to keep people around, it is a global thing in public places where there are internet facilities. I feel that this facility will aid the work of Journalists who are the watchdog of the society. We should do our work to put government in check for good governance and provision of infrastructural development, education, health development etc. By the time we put government in check, it will sit up”
On responsible journalism, he stressed that “we must do our work responsibly, we should not always be in a hurry to churn out stories that are not factual. And interestingly, the current leadership of the council has taken it upon itself that factual reports are enhanced in Kaduna. If you look around, Kaduna NUJ is wearing a new look and members are getting united. So the best way to compliment this effort is to bring this internet facility for members to use. I don’t want to be like every day politicians that will make promises that they will never fulfill. However, apart from this internet I will continue to support the council with funds in order to bring more facilities that are necessary for our work.”
Responding, the Kaduna Council Chairman Hajiya Asma’u Yawo Halilu who received the donation on behalf of the council said, “We are very delighted for the good gesture from our Senior Colleague, Ahmed Maiyaki for donating internet facility to our council. We have plan to do this for our members but we are happy that he decided to assist in providing the internet facility. One good thing about this internet is that it can take 64 persons at a time. It has a coverage of 150 metres.”
”It will ease the work of our members. It will help our members in saving their personal data and time of going to Cafe”