Aides to the Deputy President of the Senate (DSP), Senator Barau Jibrin, have canvassed the support of journalists covering the activities of the Senate in the discharge of their duties to their principal and by extension, in the coverage and reportage of activities at the office of the Deputy Presiding Officer of the Senate,leadership report.
The aides made the call on Thursday during a familiarisation tour of the Senate Press Centre at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.
Led by the Chief of Staff to the Deputy President of the Senate, Professor Muhammad Ibn Abdullahi, the aides sought collaboration between them and members of the Senate Press Corps (SPC) in the service to their principal.
The Chief of Staff, who spoke on behalf of other aides, said: “We have come to familiarise with you as strategic partners in the discharge of our duties to our principal, the Deputy President of the Senate and in particular, on coverage and reportage of activities at office of the DSP.
“Our principal is a friend of the media and will cherish a good working relationship with you.
“His Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ismail Mudashir, is one of you, having covered the Senate as a journalist from 2015 to 2019.
“Our offices are open at all times to you all, for whatever useful information needed and access to the DSP for official matters in the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians.”
The Special Adviser to the Deputy President of the Senate on Special Duties, Idris Ajimobi, was also part of the team.