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Defence seeks partnership with NUJ


By Princess-Ekwi Ajide

The Director Defence Information Major General Jimmy Akpor, says he is seeking enhanced partnership and collaboration with the media.

The Director who stated this when he and his team visited the NUJ National President Comrade Chris Isiguzo at the NUJ National Secretariat, Abuja, eulogised the union and Nigeria Journalists for their efforts and doggedness in reporting activities of the Military and stabilizing the country through balanced, and effective reportage.

According to him, intelligence and information sharing are also major contributors to the nations stability and appealed to the media not to relent in living up to its professional best practices.

Major General Akpor who was accompanied on the visit by Navy Commodore Mohammed Wabi, Group Captain Emmanuel Iheoma and Major ST Uba thanked the NUJ President for receiving them at a very short notice, saying that the Chief of Defence Staff is committed to more robust collaborations with the NUJ and the media across the federation in fighting the war against insurgency and continued stability of Nation.

Responding, the NUJ President, Comrade Chris Isiguzo thanked the Director Defence information and his entourage for their visit; saying that the media can be likened to the oxygen of any country as no nation can survive without it.

Comrade Isiguzo commended the efforts of the Military in combating what he termed the hydra-headed terrorism activities and other insecurities in all the geo-political zones across the federation, saying that the media will continue to work hand in glove with the Military in achieving vibrant social development, peace and security in Nigeria.

Exchange of memoirs and group photograph formed highpoints of the visit.


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