By Suleiman Adamu, Sokoto
The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has observed that increased commitment to solution-oriented and developmental journalism will effectively help in tackling security challenges in Sokoto state.
The state Director of the Services, Mr Fatai Olawuwo made the remark when he received on courtesy call the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Sokoto State Council.
Mr Olawuwo also stressed the need and importance of thorough investigation on issues related to public safety before reporting .
“As professionals, NUJ plays a crucial role in maintaining the security structure by ensuring that all publicised reports focus on solutions and development,” he emphasised.
The state DSS Boss assured of enhanced collaboration with the council and other relevant organs fir the service to to fulfill the service to effectively and efficiently drive its constitutional mandate in maintaining internal security.
He urged working journalists in the state to maintain neutrality to successfully achieve the goals of solution-oriented and developmental journalism.
Earlier, the NUJ State Chairman, Malam Dalhatu Abdullahi, explained was essentially to familiarize the union with the Director and his management team.
He noted that the union and DSS were both working for the security, safety , peace and development of the country and its citizens.
“As journalists, our primary concern is to provide solutions to problems and convey government policies to the public’s understanding through objective, balanced and ethical reportage. Abdullahi stated.
” We will closely collaborate with the DSS towards achieving a peaceful environment”, Safiyel Magori pledged while urging for effective synergy between working journalists and the service in the state to effectively ensure citizens safety and security.