To ensure delivery of accurate information to the general public and to ensure peace and unity in the state, broadcast media managers in Adamawa have formed a union.
The managers made the declaration during their inauguration saying that the forum will tackle all challenges militating against the smooth operation of broadcast media outfits in the state.
A communique jointly signed by the chairman and secretary of the union Mohammed El-Yakub (MD Gotel communications) and Umar Sambo Abubakar GM Pulaku FM radio respectively, said the formation of the forum was informed by the need to ensure uninterrupted flow of information to the general public.
“The meeting underscored the role of broadcast media towards moulding public opinion and setting agenda for discourse by the people and not to be a machinery for political propaganda but a veritable platform to bridge the gap between the people and government for good governance.
“Members of the forum expressed commitment to mobilise people towards promoting self-help initiatives so as to compliment government’s efforts in developing the state .
“Our forum stressed the need for a robust partnership and mutual relationship between the state and broadcast media outlets for promotion of developmental reportage and democratic values,” the statement said.
The forum emphasised the need to promote cordial working synergy with the regulatory agency, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ensure quality content and adherence to broadcasting code by member stations in the state.
It also assured collective and unreserved support in the promotion of the yearnings and aspirations of citizens for the betterment of the society as a whole.