By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja
The All Farmers Affiliation of Nigeria, AFAN, Sunday, gave particular recognition to journalists for balanced reportage and for being farmers’ greatest ally within the worldwide meals system.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Nationwide President, AFAN, Arc Kabir Ibrahim whereas appraising the 2020 World Press Freedom Day with the theme, ‘Journalism With out Concern or Favour’.
In keeping with Ibrahim, the media stays the conscience of the society primarily based on the position it has performed in sustaining democracy and preventing in opposition to all types of injustice, oppression, intimidation within the polity as a watchdog in accordance with its constitutional position.
He additionally acknowledged that the media stays the voice of the plenty and has sacrificed loads to guard the plenty.
He stated: “You the members of the fraternity of the pen are the conscience of the society as such AFAN rejoices with you as you rejoice the World Press Freedom Day amidst the scourge of the Covid-19.
“We acknowledge your sacrifices of conserving us abreast of points across the globe which avails us the impetus to plan adequately.
“The farmers take into account you the very best ally within the appraisal of the Worldwide Meals System.
“We applaud you for balanced reporting always and for avoiding faux information all the time.”
Nevertheless, he additionally suggested the media to venture problems with nationwide curiosity in an unbiased method void of sentiments that would negatively have an effect on the peace, unity, and well-being of the nation.
He added that Nigeria primarily based on her variety in lots of elements however united must be considered so as to not jeopardize the peaceable co-existence of Nigerians.
He additionally promised AFAN’s assist for the media to hold out their job seamlessly in the very best curiosity of nation-building and peaceable co-existence.