FG Charges Media Practitioners To Imbibe Professionalism And Ethics In Their Profession
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has urged media practitioners in the country to exercise press freedom with a sense of professionalism.
Malami said this at the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Media Dialogue Agenda, which held at the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotels in Abuja, on Friday.
Malami, who was represented at the event by Mrs. Juliet Ibekwaku, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Justice, noted that the advent of social media has redefined the flow of information in such a way that news go more freely and speedily that in the past.
His words: “The media must continue to play their role of calling government and political leaders to order when they err. However, it is necessary for the media to remain factual and ensure that as much as possible, it refrains from spreading information from unverified sources.
“You should try to do your work with all sense of professionalism and ethics that guide your noble profession.”
Ibekwaku, in his address, mentioned that the Buhari-led administration takes feedback and concerns raised by stakeholders on any of its policy pronouncements very seriously.
“We will do everything within our power to remain responsive to these demands. We insist on value addition through feeling the pulse on the street to gauge the impact of our policies on the Nigerian citizen,” she said.
Recall that the OGP, was established to encourage citizen participation in governance through efficient and effective use of development resources across the world with specific reference to developing economies.