MR. Emeka Nwaobi, the Majority Leader of the Delta House of Assembly, has tasked journalists to always double-check their facts before publication.
Nwaobi, also the Chairman, House Committee on Information, said this in a meeting with the Assembly correspondents in Asaba.
‘I want to admonish you as media professionals to always balance your reporting.
”Do not be in a hurry to report what you have not properly confirmed.
” I like a situation where every information that you are opportune to air is property processed so that you do not have to pull down what you have already aired,” he said.
Nwaobi also called for collaboration between the house and the media in driving the legislative vision, mission and agenda of the eight Assembly.
”My appeal is that we want to take the Delta House of Assembly to another level.
”And I want see I’m able to bring in one or two new things that will help to propel the House of Assembly and take it to a higher height.
”It is my intention that for example, any bill passed by the House, I will address the press.
”I will let the people know the reason we passed the bill and to also let them know what the bill seeks to achieve and its benefits to the people of the state,” he said.
‘He added: ”As the Chairman, House committee on information, I am set to collaborate with you, the media to ensure that everything we do as legislators is well publicised.
”I will also enjoin you to assist me with noble ideas that will help us to improve our information system so that the people of Delta across the globe have opportunity of knowing exactly what is happening in Delta Assembly and by extension the state government.
“My doors would be opened to everyone as I will be glad to welcome ideas that would help us drive our vision.
“I do hope that in all sincerity, we embrace the collaboration that I seek and that as a group, we succeed.”
Nwaobi (Aniocha North-PDP)commended the Speaker, Mr Dennis Guwor for appointing Mr Nkem Nwaeke as his Chief Press Secretary.
He described Nwaeke as an astute professional who had been reporting activities of the house.
Responding, the Pointer Correspondent in the House, Mr Andrew Ikehi commended the Majority Leader for the interface. (NAN)
31st January, 2024
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