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Defence Minister offers scholarship to media practitioner

The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) is advocating a new media road map to support Military Campaigns to end insecurity across the country.

General Magashi stated this during a courtesy call by the Leadership of the Kano State Youth Social Media Team at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters Abuja.

He stressed the strategic importance of the role of the Media in National defence communications and urged them to be patriotic in reporting security matters.

He added that as major stakeholders in building a peacefully virile nation they should also shun unverified stories and sensationalism capable of undermining National security.

While explaining the need for the youth to equip themselves educationally, he promised to give a scholarship to the Chairman of the team to further his education at any university of his choice.

The Chairman Kano State Youth Social Media Team, Comrade Sagir Ibrahim Gadanya who bagged Scholarship to further his education thanked the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari for providing the right leadership to end insecurity in parts of the Country.

He assured the Defence Minister that their Media Platform will continue to maintain the right dispositions towards projecting the Military Campaigns to end banditry, kidnapping and terrorism in the country.

Editing by Tola Oguneye