Media organisations in Plateau State have been commended for promoting peaceful coexistence in their reportage.
They have also been enjoined to support the Rescue administration of Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong in the propagation of its five-point policy thrust.
The State Commissioner of Information, Yakubu Dati during his advocacy visit to some Federal government owned media outfits in Jos particularly commended the press for their support during the visit of President Mohammadu Buhari to Plateau State.
Dati in company of his Permanent Secretary, Mr. C.C. Bello however urged media organisations to see the State Government as partners in progress, "willing to build relaionships that are mutually beneficial".
A press statement from the Information Ministry says the Commissioner at the Zonal office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), expressed the gratitude of Governor Simon Lalong and the State for the organization's coverage of State activities.
He assured NAN of the ministry's support and cooperation in order to benefit from its vast network and real-time coverage. ,
Responding, NAN's Zonal Director, Ephraim Sheyin said NAN was poised to support government programmes and policies in line with its mandate.
He assured the commissioner of the organization's support, and urged the ministry's management to subscribe to NAN's mobile app, adding that it would be beneficial to the organization.
Dati at the NTA Jos, received by the Zonal Director of the network centre, Nurudeen Adesina Idris was urged to build closer collaborations between the ministry and the station.
Mr. Idris charged the ministry to consider the promotion of jingles on the theme of peaceful co-existence using the different ethnic groups in the state
Mr. Sheyin thanked the commissioner for always responding promptly to inquiries and appealed to him to look into the issue of the state-owned newspaper, The Nigeria Standard with a view to regaining its lost glory.