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82 Division GOC Gen. Musa Charges Journalists On Professionalism, Ethical Standard


(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Against the backdrop of the current security challenges confronting Nigeria, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Umar Musa has urged media practitioners in the country to make professionalism and ethical standard their watch word while discharging their duties.

He gave the charge Wednesday in his office when he received the Executive Committee (Exco) members, of the Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Enugu state chapter led by its Chairman, Com Lawrence Njoku of the Guardian newspapers.

The Army General described media Journalists as watch dog of the society, who must always put national interest first while disseminating issues concerning security.

He cautioned media practitioners against publication of unverified information that could lead to tension and panicking in the society.

The GOC, assured the media that the Division would always make available relevant information to them in order to help them discharge their duties effectively saying “we know Information Management is key to the success of any institution and that’s why we will always play our role in managing information.

He reiterated the determination of the Nigeria Army NA to tackle security problem in parts of the country, South East region inclusive, stressing that “even though the security situation in the south East is not as bad as it’s been portrayed outside the zone, we are battle ready to combat this vices



The GOC, enjoined the general public to support security agents in their efforts in combating insecurity as “Security is everybody business because no nation can witness any meaningful development without peace so we must do the right thing always to enjoy peace and unity in the country,” he said

In his remark earlier, the Correspondent Chapel Chairman, Njoku, had solicited for support and timely release of information to his colleagues by the Army.

According to him, such prompt response will help media practitioners report the right information to the public.

“If we can work together by getting the right information from your officers and men, It will help us give out right information to the people and make this society a better place.

It would be recalled that Maj.-Gen. Umar Musa took over from the immediate past GOC of the Division, Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja in August 2022.


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