A press conference of Rivers indigenous journalists held on the 27th of March 2018, at Nana’s Hotel, Port Harcourt. Ruskin Amadi, Deputy Head, News at Silverbird Rhythm 93.7 fm, Port Harcourt said that Silverbird Communications is part of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, that “we are not fighting any body. As Rivers journalist, we need to package ourselves so that we can be taken seriously.” – He urged the journalists to report their news as indigenes of Rivers State and ensure a stronger tide and co-operation.
Chief Gani Topba said his aim for Rivers State is to unite the state without division of party and tribe. He said that the security of Rivers state should be the primary concern and “we should stop damaging the image of Rivers state as not to scare investors.” Chief Gani urged the journalists to be more professional as to investigate issues before putting it out and called on the Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi to Support Rivers State Indigenous Journalists.
Gani Topba also urged the journalists to investigate the Ogoni issue with shell.