Nigerian journalists have been enjoined to remain courageous and steadfast: Bishop Kukah

Nigerian journalists have been enjoined to remain courageous and steadfast in their pursuit of truth despite the challenges of their job.
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah made the Monday night during an interface with Newsmen Monday night at the Bakhita Secretariat Sokoto. 
He said it is regrettable that journalists are being picked up and incarcerated for carrying out their statutory job of keeping the Nigerian public abreast of development in society and how the people are government. 
Bishop Kukah extended sympathy to families of those journalists in incarceration who may be away from their families during the Christmas.
The Bishop said all that government needs do always is to the avail to the public regularly the  necessary information on how they're being governed as a powerful way of checking the fake news phenomenon rather than resorting to laws.
Answering a question on deradicalization of insurgents to stem insecurity in Nigeria,  Bishop Kukah government needs to call up and engage psychologists as professionals in the field to help in reorienting radicalised persons for reintegration into society. 
He said the military is not equipped to properly play such specialised role of negotiations, consensus and other civil roles for harmony in conflict situations. 
Journalists at the interface were drawn from the circular media including VON, NAN,The Punch, Tribune, NTA, Radio DW, TVC News, Channels TV among others.
Members of the Sokoto Diocesan chapter of CAMPAN also participated.
The Bishop feted the media reps at the occasion.

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