Govt needs me­dia to achieve en­dur­ing na­tional good – Lai Mo­hammed

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By On­imisi Alao

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.

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