A former Minister of Information, Mr Frank Nweke Jnr, has urged the media to enhance their professionalism and set agenda to consolidate Nigeria’s democracy.
Nweke made the call on Tuesday in Enugu while presenting a paper at the town-hall meeting organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors for the media and Civil Society Organisations in the state.
Speaking on the theme, “Agenda Setting for Sustainable Democratic Culture” Nweke said that media practitioners should be well educated to perform their duties optimally and effectively.
The former minister said that as agenda setters, if they were not educated, the information and education they sought for would be tainted.
He stressed the need for media stakeholders to be equipped with requisite tools and resources to function, collaborate and succeed in the task of strengthening democracy.
Nweke said that the insecurity in parts of the country was symptomatic to deeper issues of inequality and poverty.
He said that all tiers of government in the country must take urgent and sincere steps to ensure that they improved on the living standards of their people.