The Kano state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday set up a committee to fight against unethical practices amongst media practitioners.
The union said the committee is empowered to pursue sanctions against its members who indulge in professional misconduct.
Chairman of council, Comrade Abbas Ibrahim, while inaugurating the committee at the conference hall of NUJ Kano Press Centre said “setting up an ethics and disciplinary committee is long overdue.
“The committee is set up to instill discipline among practitioners. They are not only to impose sanctions, they are also to reconcile us whenever there are differences, we can not only preach war, we should also preach peace,” he said.
In his remarks, the chairman of the adhoc committee, Adamu Ladan (GM, Vision FM, Kano) said the august body will suppress media activities that give negative impression about journalism to the public.
Ladan said, his committee would work hard to get journalists practicing in Kano to comply by the ethics of their trade, adding that the committee would fashion out a mechanism with which to compel those whose stock in trade is to violate the rules to repent from their unholy acts.