NAN to reopen East Africa Bureau in Addis Ababa


By mufutau ojo

The Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Buki Ponle, says efforts are being made to reopen the agency’s Bureau in Addis Ababa.

Ponle made this known in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, when he paid a courtesy visit to Amb. Victor Adeleke, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the African Union and Ambassador to Ethiopia and the Republic of Djibouti.

He described the reopening of the office, which was closed down in 2015 due to funding issues, as important and critical considering the economic and political challenges being faced by the African continent.

“As Africans, we need to tell our stories ourselves with utmost sense of patriotism,” the managing director said.

He also identified unprofessional reportage, fake news and lack of patriotism as factors giving Africa a negative image.

When reopened, the Bureau which was initially established in 2010 would cover the positive strides of the Nigerian Embassy in Ethiopia, developmental…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria