He said studies had shown that journalists could suffer from precarious trauma, which could lead to other mental health conditions if not identified and treated early.
Mr Shugaba says the reduction in insurgent activities in Borno has made Maiduguri one of the most peaceful state capitals it was once known for.
According to Mr Ponle, N149,369,292 is proposed as internally generated revenue (IGR) for 2022, while N205,702,481 is budgeted for procurement.
They noted that many of their colleagues had either died or sustained injuries in seeking credible news, recalling the death of Musa Nuhu, an assistant chief correspondent.
Governor Aminu Bello-Masari of Katsina has told Nigerians to see the fight against Boko Haram insurgents and bandits as their responsibility.
The NAN MD assured staff that a lot was being done to improve their welfare and provide adequate equipment for their activities.