The Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has said that he welcomes any criticism from the media since such was constructive and based on facts, and in line with the ethics of journalism profession.
Ishaku disclosed this on Monday at Takum during a luncheon with members of the state’s Correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).
According to the governor, journalism could only thrive if the practitioners were bold enough to criticise bad programmes and policies of the government.
He said: “Be fearless to criticise my administration’s policies and programmes, provided you have your facts. I am not afraid of constructive criticism. I urge you to see yourselves as positive contributors, co-workers and partners in progress in the Rescue Taraba Mission, and not antagonists.
“If, I make a decision that you deem not alright, you can share with me your opinion, so that together, we can work as brothers and sisters for the development of the state.”
Ishaku said his government had provided portable drinking water and steady electricity supply to the state since his inauguration in May, urging the people of the state to be patient as the state government was doing everything possible to improve their living conditions.
- Today NG