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Alhassan Abdullahi Agyo
Alhassan Abdullahi Agyo

A former Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), in Taraba, Alhassan Abdullahi Agyo, has stated that the Hope Afresh Foundation was touching lives in the State by way of reducing unemployment and making youths self reliant.

The veteran Journalist disclosed this during a chat with Taravoices in Jalingo, Monday.

According to Agyo, the rescue health project the Governor’s wife was undertaking is ‘wonderful’ and has ensured that people who could not afford medical care now have it at their doorstep.

‘Personally, I visited some localities on my own trying to get the views of people concerning this project and I must tell you, she’s doing wonderful. People who don’t have money for medical attention have medical care now at their doorstep’, he stated.

He likewise commended the administration of Darius Ishaku for the bold step it took in  the digitization of the Taraba Television (TTV) and the Taraba State Broadcasting Service (TSBS), saying such would ‘give the state a boost in the area of information dessimination to rural areas and beyond the state’.

On the competition between the online and print media, the journalist said, ‘People want to get news faster, that is why they go online. But I want to caution people. Some of the information you see online are false, so one can be misled’. He however advised people to go for the print media because it is reliable.

He commended journalists in the state for performing their responsibility well but advised them to practice the profession with honour and respect.

‘Let it be known to us that the society will not respect us if we refuse to honour and respect ourselves. We should abide by the ethics of the profession and not sell our birthright because by so doing, we would be dragging the profession to the mud.’