Nigerian Army charges media on professionalism
The Nigerian Army has urged the media to maintain the professional code of ethics in their coverage of the Nigerian Army, so as the place the Army on a high pedestal.
New Army Director of Public Relations, Brigadier General Jude Chukwu, who was speaking during his taking over ceremony at the Nigerian Army conference room on Monday said national security should be placed above all other interest in media reportage.
“My vision is to have a professional, proactive and efficient public relations directorate in the performance of its duties. Public Relations and information management are key to success in military operations, in light of the current security challenges in the country.
“This no doubt underscores the importance of the directorate is to success. Protection of national security is mainly the responsibility of the armed forces however; safeguarding national security is the responsibility of all citizens.
“Information management is very crucial to military operation as such, I must emphasize that national security should be placed above all other interest in your reportage, and you must maintain the professional code of ethics in your coverage of the Nigerian Army,” he said.