The management of JayFM Jos has moved to clear the air on the controversy generated on 7th February live radio program with the commissioner of information which led to a general media outburst.
You will recall that on the Plateau state commissioner for Information and Communication, Honorable Dan Manjang, was on a live radio interview on JayFm in Jos the Plateau state capital
Hon Dan Manjang reacted with disappointment on air, after he felt that he was being ambushed when the station’s presenter, Zoe Machunga turned the program into a debate between him and a guest, Comrade Thomas Tuken who questioned Governor Lalong’s person across tribal lines. READ HERE
The station also went on to accuse the commissioner of Journalist molestation (Read Here)
JayFm Jos, led by Head of Marketing, Mr. Yusuf Akuetieme, today paid the Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication a courtesy visit at Joseph Gomwalk Secretariat Jos, Plateau State on Tuesday 3nd February 2021 as they seek to clear the air and further reconcile any dissension.
Mr. Yusuf Akuetieme stated that it was of utmost importance that such a visit was made to clear the air on any misgivings on the controversy of the radio program of 7th February in which Hon Dan Manjang alleged that he was been ambushed as the station had a guest in the station.
The team also commended the governor Simon Lalong led administration for its efforts in fostering peace in the state and went on to seek more partnership with the state government and discuss better ways of working as it is positioned to educate, inform and entertain the public on the Plateau.
Responding, Hon. Dan Manjang appreciated the team for the visit and commended the management of the Radio Station for its nation-building efforts.
He noted that government needs the media in a symbiotic relationship to propagate its activities to the public for beneficial feedback as such government is open to constructive criticisms.
Hon. Manjang, however, maintained that the code of conduct of the profession of journalism must be upheld for the growth of society in general, thereby went on to caution the management on promoting a high sense of professionalism.
He noted that he also has been an active journalist as such he said “I will want to be remembered for having a good relationship with the media”.
He assured the station of the State government readiness to partner with it and other stations in the State.
Jennifer Okoye of JayFM also said that she initially had misgivings about the controversy but for the visit was now full of gratitude to the government as the station is dedicated to discharging its activities responsibly.