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2024 World Press Freedom Day: Our Doors Are Open – Kaduna Chief Of Staff

By Abdullahi Alhassan, Kaduna

The Chief of Staff to Kaduna state Governor, Sani Liman Kila has said the doors of the state government is always open to members of the press in the state.

This was as he said the Governor Uba Sani led government knows the worth of journalists and it is ready to work with them.

He made this known while speaking after being decorated as the Grand Patron of the Kaduna NUJ Correspondents chapel on Friday.

The CoS disclosed that as a government Kaduna state will partner with the press, saying “any government that ignores the press does so at its own peril.

“For us in Kaduna we are enjoying a robust relationship with the media. Kaduna has always been in the news. This is not unconnected with the fact that I have known 75 percent of the members of your union for over twenty years.

“The state governor, Alh Uba Sani has been a media friendly man. He has known many of you since his days as an activist and this relationship has been maintained over the years.

“The first day when we entered the government house and I saw the number of press men around, I was marvelled. I told my self, this guys will not be here just like that. There is a connection. Since then, the relationship has blossomed.

“The fact that I am being honoured when the media are observing their World Press Freedom Day makes the event special. I want to say without mincing words that our doors are open. We have partnership with the press and we will continue to partner with you. We have a governor (Uba Sani) that is also friendly and has known many journalists for over two decades.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Chapel, Abdulgafar Alabelewe said the Chapel carefully chose the Chief of Staff as its Grand Patron because of he is someone who has the capacity to carry the load.

While noting that, the Chief of Staff had contributed immensely to the development of media and practitioners in the state and beyond, Alabelewe expressed confidence that, he would do more in his new capacity as the Grand Patron of the NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel.

Other excos present during the decoration includes, Vice Chairman, Maryam Suka, Secretary, Muhammad Sabiu, Assistant Secretary,Habila Darofai, Treasurer , Aisha Gambo as well as some journalists from other chapels.

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