Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal has urged the Nigerian media to use the Freedom of Information Act for objective and socially-responsible journalism practice.]
The Speaker made the call at the 2012 NUJ Award Night held at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel.
The Award Night, which was the high point of the NUJ Founder’s Day celebration, was aimed at recognizing journalists who has distinguished themselves in practice during the year under review.
While commending the Nigerian media, Speaker Tambuwal urged journalists to always abide by the tenets of the profession so as to continue to positively project the image of the country before the international community.
In the same vein, Vice President Namadi Sambo, also urged the media to follow laid down procedures and ethics of practice in the interest of national cohesion and development.
The vice president also urged the award recipients to see the recognition as a call to greater service and the need to rededicate themselves to the service of the nation.