Lagos - Sen. Atiku Bagudu in Birnin Kebbi on Friday appealed to Nigerian journalists to balance their reports on political developments in the country.
Bagudu, who represent Kebbi Central, made the appeal when spoke with newsmen, said balanced reports would guide political leaders to adopt policies that would enhance national development.
He said the role of the media had assisted the lawmakers and other political leaders to adopt pogrammes that had contributed to the improvement in the living conditions of the people.
Journalists must, however, shun sensational reports that can divide the nation in preference to reports that would cement the unity and peaceful coexistence of the nation for rapid development," he said.
The senator attributed the decline in national security to community policing by the people who felt threatened by the activities of law breakers.
Bagudu, who urged the people to report to the security operatives any strange element in their midst, said: "those engaged in violence are members of the society who must be exposed’’.
He said the senate would carefully study the 2013 budget and come out with recommendations that would ensure implementation of capital projects.
Bagudu promised that he would work hard to ensure that his constituency reaps the dividends of democracy.