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DG NCAA Tasks Media Practitioners On Accuracy, Good Conduct

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... seeks to collaborates with transport, aviation correspondents

The acting Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Chris Najomo, has tasked media practitioners on correct narrative of events that brings about positive impact to the agency.

This, he said will enable the aviation industry to bring positive impact to the wealth of the country amongst the league of nations of the world, ROYAL NEWS reports.

The NCAA boss, stated this when he played host to Abuja Transportation and Aviation Correspondents Association (ATACA), in his office in Abuja, noting that social media is a very powerful tool that could be used for good projection of activities of the country.

Najomo, to this end seeks to collaborate with the sector’s correspondents for good reportage of the Authority , and said,”we must be very careful of what we chun out daily.”

According to him, “If the body is doing something good, report. Don’t use your pen and paper to blackmail. Investigate properly, cross check with your colleagues for correct information, because, social media is very strong these days.”

Najomo maintained that NCAA was all about ensuring that standards are met hence, “it is about training and retraining. Journalists should do better reports as lournalism has gone beyond the surface meaning of journalism.

“We are ready to collaborate in building a better aviation sector devoid of misinformation and tension as the closeness of media professionals to the NCAA would result in a better reportage about the NCAA activities.”

On the recent suspension of private jets used for commercial operations, Najomo hinted, “We are going to continue to sanction, it is not business as usual. Do the right thing and you would not be grounded. Get your AOC and all would be well, he said to aviation stakeholders.

He however called on journalists to refrain from junk journalism of blackmailing as it doesn’t speak well of the profession. “We need all the support from you, we are here to make things seamless,” he concluded.

Speaking earlier, Chairman, Abuja Transportation and Aviation Correspondents (ATACA), Mr. Oru Leonard Oru, commended the DG, NCAA for piloting the affairs of the agency in a professional manner.

Oru, while outlining the activities of the Association to the NCAA boss, however urged the agency to open its door of activities to Journalists for proper coverage.

According to him, “you don’t expect good reportage from a distance. There must be closeness and with that, we avoid beer parlour talks. Aviation is critical and NCAA involves technicalities, so; we seek for more training of our members.”

The ATACA chair, while highlighting further on the activities of the association, briefed Capt. Najomo on the forthcoming seminar, the ATACA Journal, welfare for members and sort for his support to ensure that all its planned events are successful.

He however, thanked the agency for the warm reception, its pledges to work with the sector’s correspondence, the approved training for members and look forward to a fruitful partnership.

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