As the general elections of 2023 approach, Dr Mahmud Danjuma, a lecturer in the department of Arabic at the University of Ilorin, has urged Nigerian media to avoid being bought over by politicians for their own selfish objectives.
He also warned journalists against making assumptions in their reporting in order to avoid overheating the political situation.
Danjuma spoke at Ilorin, Kwara State, during an Iftar (breakfast) hosted by the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists for journalists (NUJ).
He urged journalists to be excellent ambassadors for their faiths and not to be swayed by desperate politicians seeking to further their own political objectives.
In his remarks, Comrade AbdulMumeen Onagun, the senior special assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Labour Matters, urged politicians to adopt issue-based campaigning as the election for next year approaches.
He also asked them to avoid divisive politics and character assassination in order to avoid a crisis in the polls.
The Iftar program was organized to bring journalists together to wine and dine in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, according to the state NUJ head, Comrade Abdul-Lateef Ahmed.