AIG zone 13 seeks media practitioners collaboration in crime fighting
By Praise Necherem
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 13, Ukpo, Anambra state, AIG Danmallam Mohammed, has solicited the cooperation of the media practitioners in the state in providing security of lives and property to the residents of the state.
He made the appeal when the leadership of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra state council, paid him a courtesy visit in his office. He said the society would benefit more if the media and police work in synergy.
The police chief also praised the critical role of the media in shaping the society, calling on the chapel members to be objective in their reportage. He stressed that constructive criticisms without corresponding solutions would be counterproductive.
“It’s good to criticise; constructively for that matter. But journalists should not only criticise; they should also proffer solutions that could help the police in discharging their duties more effectively,” he noted.
Earlier, chairman of the chapel, Mr. Emma Ndukuba, said the visit was to formally welcome the AIG to the state, and to invite him to their forthcoming symposium, tagged, “Anambra 2021: Setting Agenda for a Credible leadership.”
He explained that the symposium was in preparation for the coming November 2021 governorship election in the state.
According to Ndukuba, members of the chapel were committed to contributing their quota to ensuring proper reportage of the poll.