Media should set agenda for government’s actions – Educationist
For the broadcast industry to be the game-changer for a new Nigeria there is a need for media professionals to set agenda for the government’s actions which should be devoided of propaganda.
An educationist, Dr Fola Akinosun stated this while delivering a lecture at an event in Ibadan to commemorate this year’s World Radio Day.
Speaking on the topic “Re inventing Nigeria, the Roles of Radio and other Broadcast Media”, Dr Akinosun advised broadcast stations to redouble their efforts at disseminating information that are truthful, unbiased and progressive.
Reacting to the recent crises at Sasa market and Ibarapa, the educationist appealed to broadcasters to jettison fake news and avoid over blowing of issues especially during crises.
In a message to the occassion, Zonal Director, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Ibadan, Pastor Mrs Bolanle Owoyemi, represented by General Manager Premier FM, Alhaji Bashir Omotosho urged broadcasters not to be silent but professional on matters that could jeopardize the progress of Nigeria.
Pastor Mrs Owoyemi explained that broadcasters must be alive to their role of uplifting and uniting the nation which she said Radio Nigeria stood for.