The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has admonished journalists to exhibit professionalism and patriotism in their duties to save the country from collapse and the ills of bad journalism.
The Sultan made the call on Saturday in Sokoto when national officials of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) paid him a courtesy visit in his palace.
He said the peaceful coexistence of the nation had continued to dwindle largely due to bad reports largely as a result of the work of evil journalists.
“We have always tried to discuss better ways to maintain the peace and progress of this country but these are issues that we do not have to go public,’’ he said.
The National President of the NUJ, Mr Abdulwaheed Odusile, who led a delegation of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union, had earlier said they were at the palace to seek the blessing of his eminence to the meeting and journalism practice in the country.