Shamsudeen Dauda, head of Mass Communication Department, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, has on Wednesday called on media organisations to review welfare packages and salaries of their staff, with a view to motivate them to do more.
He noted that many media houses parade reporters who do not have specific salary at the end of the month, as they were only given ID card, leaving them with the option of sourcing money from their clients.
According to him, if journalists are paid well by their employees, it will motivate them to do more on their jobs without compromising over peanut at the cost of discharging their responsibility.
He explained that most journalists where so reluctant to reports on some vital issues, especially on investigative reporting due to poor remuneration packages they received from their employers.
The Polytechnic lecturer also cautioned journalists to always stick to the ethics of journalism profession while carrying out their assignment and avoid reporting that will endanger their lives.
He commended the administration of Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir for giving journalists a level playing ground to operate in the state.
He equally appreciated the role of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for ensuring that all broadcasting stations in country operate within the confines of the law.