The National of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ has called on the Federal Government to overhaul the nation’s security architecture to guarantee safety of lives and property.
The NUJ President Chris Isiguzo who made the call at the Grand Finale of the 2019 Press Week of the NUJ Kogi Council in Lokoja, said the country was not in good shape in view of the prevailing security situation.
He said there was hardly any part of the country without one form of security challenge or the other from Northeast to Southwest and South South.
Isiguzo, therefore, called on President Buhari to rise to the challenge and overhaul the security architecture to ensure that lives and property were protected and secured in the country. He held that the fundamental mandate of any government remained the protection and security of lives and property of its citizenry.
The Director General, Kogi State Directorate of Information and Grassroots Sensitisation, Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, also urged journalists to always verify and fact-check their information before publication even if it came from a very reliable source.