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DOPRI ADVISES MEDIA PRACTITIONERS TO FOCUS MORE ON PATRIOTISM

The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya has advised media practitioners in the country to promote patriotism in the interest of national development.  The DOPRI gave the advice yesterday, 23 May 2017, during a courtesy visit to the management of DAAR Communications plc in Abuja. He noted that the media occupied a vantage and strategic position in nation building and as such could not afford to place commercialism above patriotism in the dissemination of  information.

Air Commodore Adesanya commended the unique position of the African Independent Television (AIT) in the broadcasting industry in Nigeria and solicited its continual support to the NAF. The Director stated that the NAF places high premium on the timely and accurate dissemination of its activities in order to keep the public informed. This is more so as the NAF was making great strides in the battle against insurgency, all forms of criminalities nationwide as well as in Research and Development, girl child education, healthcare and welfare of its personnel. While expressing the warm appreciation of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar to DAAR Communications plc, for its support, the DOPRI craved the indulgence of reporters to continue to seek clarification from the NAF on issues of public interest before dissemination for accurate and balanced reporting.

In his response, the Managing Director, DAAR News Services, Mr Imoni Mac-Amarere noted the cordial relationship existing between the NAF and DAAR Communications plc, promising that it would be sustained. Speaking further, Mr Mac-Amarere stated that although the military operates in a regulated environment, efforts should be made to ensure prompt and timely release of information to the media to avoid speculations and rumors regarding any military operations.

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