Govt needs media to achieve enduring national good – Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described the mass media as a potent tool for national development without which the government would be incomplete.
The minister who spoke in Abuja yesterday at the launching of a newspaper, Today’s Impact, said government at all levels required free and articulate media offering constructive criticisms to deliver such services as could advance the country’s greatest good.
Unveiling the newspaper at the NAF Conference Centre through the director of Information in the ministry, Abdul Yekin Umar who represented him, the minister expressed hope that the newspaper would endeavour to tell the Nigeria story the way it would help Nigeria.
Today’s Impact which has been published weekly since May last year but was officially launched at the event of yesterday, has the major characteristics of being circulated as a free newspaper with a bias for education news.
The Chief Executive Officer and Editor-inChief of the newspaper, Mr Sebagen Henry Noboh, assured that the newspaper had come to stay and would continue to be offered free of charge to readers.