Enforce FOI laws , Catholic Media Professionals charge federal government

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Yakubu Busari

Catholic Media Professionals Association(COMPASS) has called on the  Federal Government to  fully act and enforced the Freedom of Information law .

This  order was issued  to create a conducive atmosphere, in the areas of security and bottle- necks hampering the  professional and  hitch free access to information.

This was contained in a communique signed and issue  at the end of the 6th Regional conference in Makurdi Benue state,recently.

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The statement observed with dismay the infiltration of quack into the journalism profession, which negates professionalism, thereby causing discord and disaffection in their reportage.

The statement cautioned that, recommended regulatory bodies should  screen practitioners to avoid unprofessionalism.

Its tasked ,Professional to  abide by  the ethics of the profession so that it would  enhance the dignity of the job.

The communique further charged Media Professionals to give more attention to  the developmental and  grass root reports,stressing  that, the profession  gives less attention to the developmental and the grassroots news coverage, concentrating more on government programs, politicians and urban  events..

The challenged  members to identify with the association and embrace the faith in their media  organizations.

The statement appealed to the Bishops and Priests to motivate and support the association in their dioceses.

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