The Nigeria Union Of Journalists on Saturday expressed dismay over the manner security agents denied Journalists rights to perform their legitimate duties while covering state functions.
This was part of the communiqué of NUJ Kano Congress jointly signed by the council Chairman Abbas Ibrahim and Secretary Abba Murtala.
It advised security agents to always see Journalists as partners in the developmental drive on nation building and as people carrying out their legitimate functions.
The communiqué expressed concern on the increasing rates of drugs abuse particularly among women and youths, and called on the agencies concerned to brace up in the fight against the menace and other social vices.
It emphasized the need for collaboration with development partners in capacity building for practicing journalists in the state.
The communiqué called on the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to shelve their proposed indefinite strike while government should employ workable means of finding lasting solutions to contain the situation.
It advised working journalists to be wary of lifting stories from social media without verification.