Maku wants ombudsman to checkmate media
Minister of Information Mr Labaran Maku said yesterday that there is need for establishment of an ombudsman to monitor the activities of the media in the country.
Maku spoke yesterday when he appeared before the National Conference committee on foreign affairs and Diaspora matters.
He lamented the collapse of values and the difficult time the country was passing through.
He advocated for an ombudsman to watch and guide the media even as he expressed his believe in free media as fundamental to a free society.
A member of the committee Ambassador Yusuf Mamman advocated the scraping of Nigeria Broadcasting Commission.
He said the commission was a toothless bull dog and corrupt.
Another member, Adebayo Oladimeji suggested the re-activation of Nigeria Today, a weekly tabloid published by the Nigeria High Commission in London to correct the negative reportage of Nigeria by the media.
From left, Minister of Information Labaran Maku, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, Amb. Lawrence Ekpebu, and Christian Udechukwu, during the minister’s visit to the committee on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Matters in Abuja yesterday.