The Chief Justice of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba, has charged all journalists covering court proceedings in Lagos State to see objectivity and thoroughness in the investigation of stories as a virtue.
Justice Alogba gave the charge while hosting members of the National Association of Judicial Correspondents, NAJUC, during a courtesy visit to his office at Ikeja High Court, imploring them to be upright in discharging their duties, while covering court proceedings.
He said, “Journalists have a duty to be objective in their reportage, they must be diligent and make a proper investigation. A situation whereby they are doing the bidding of their paymaster will impinge on the integrity of their profession”.
Noting that members of the bench are publicity-shy, the Chief Justice, however, promised that his administration would not be hostile to the press.
He, therefore, enjoined the reporters to always relate with the Chief Registrar whenever they are in need of assistance to get their jobs done.