Gov TA Orji urges journalists to report events objectively

Abia governor chief Theodore Orji has stressed the need for journalists in the country to report events objectively and in a balanced manner so as not to create doubts in the minds of people.
Governor TA Orji made the plea while speaking at the south East media summit organized by the Nigerian union of journalists south East zone in conjunction with the Gregory university , Uturu , Abia state.
He also decried the idea of media owners using their medium to attack perceived enemies.
The governor stressed the need for peace and security in the country, pointing out that it was only in an atmosphere of peace that development can take place.
He used the forum to commend Greg Ibe, in establishing the Gregory SUniversity noting that he is the first Abia son to successfully establish a private university in the state and promised to assist him make the university stand.
The chairman of the occasion, Ambassador Ojo Maduekwe said the theme of the media summit “challenges of media ownership, development and good governance: South East Experience is apt as Igbos have benefitted most in a more enduring manner with Zik,s philosophy of a united Nigeria, noting that no amount of distraction can destroy the Nigerian spirit or the doggedness of the Igbos.
He appealed to Nigerians tp rally round PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan to put an end to what he termed the era of terror in the country ,adding that any attack on the media is an attack on the people.
In his speech, the National vice president of the NUJ, zone C sir Ambrose Nwachukwu recalled that many media outfits especially newspapers were established in the south East including the government owned ones but could not survive.
On his own, the state chairman of the NUJ , comrade Hyacinth Okoli called on governors and prominent Igbo sons and daughters to establish media houses that will stand in the zone including private newspapers as is the case in other zones of the country.