Nationwide Assembly clerk expresses unhappiness over missing journalist


The Clerk to the Nationwide Assembly (CNA), Ojo Amos, has expressed unhappiness over the disappearance of Tordue Salem, a Forefront Correspondent keeping the House of Representatives.

The Files Company of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that Mr Salem changed into final seen on October 19 leaving the premises of the Nationwide Assembly.

Efforts to to find his whereabouts since then by his colleagues, family and safety operatives beget proved abortive.

Petrified by the enchancment, Mr Ojo in his opening remarks at a two-day Ability Building Workshop organised for journalists keeping the Nationwide Assembly in Abuja talked about, on Monday, that he changed into deeply saddened by the incident.

“It is tragic to rate that if truth be told one of our win, Tordue Salem, a Forefront correspondent and a member of the House of Representatives Press Corps is aloof missing.

“Because the executive bureaucrat of the Nationwide Assembly, I am deeply pained that this heart-broken actuality is confronting all of us lately.

“I hereby exhaust this medium to induce safety personnel handling the disappearance of Mr Tordue Salem to be proactive and assiduous, so that we can salvage to the root of this singularly tormenting matter,” he talked about.

Moreover speaking on the sad incident, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, who represented the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, known as for prayers for the missing journalist sooner than handing over the speaker’s speech.

The Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, held a aloof march which culminated within the submission of a petition to the Inspector-Overall of Police

‘Educate the public’

Mr Ojo moreover knowledgeable journalists keeping the Nationwide Assembly to guard the image of the parliamentary institution by educating the public on disorders constantly misunderstood.

He knowledgeable Nationwide Assembly journalists to commerce the uncomplimentary story against the federal lawmakers by constantly striking the info across to Nigerians as against sportive comments on the entire made to disparage the parliament.

“It is heart-broken that these predicament of disingenuous elites, who had been supposed to be abreast of constitutional provisions, had attempted to lie to the public.

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“Will we tell these who vehemently desired to undermine the powers of the Nationwide Assembly Service Commission ( NASC) had been blind to the workings of the legislature, because it relates to the doctrine of separation of powers, equivalent to it’s on the market within the US?

“I beget such mischief makers ought to be handled adequately by media stakeholders within the Nationwide Assembly anytime they elevate their ugly heads.

“In actuality, no one fragment of the country can dispute your entire fable of our nascent democracy and legislature treasure the media who’re particularly companions in growth, bearing in thoughts that whenever there is a coup, the major casualties are both the media and the legislature” , he talked about.

The highpoint of the first day of the workshop changed into the presentation of papers by handy resource participants.

The papers offered included on titled, ‘The Characteristic of the Media in Citizen’s Mobilisation and Engagement within the Legislative Direction of’ by Peter Onyeneye, a member of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.

The remainder are: ‘Working out the Relationship Between the Media and the Parliament’ by Abiodun Adeniyi, a professor, and ‘Code of Ethics, Suggestions and Guidelines of Legislative Reporting’ by Olusegun Adeniyi, Chairman ThisDay Editorial Board. (NAN)

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