Insecurity: Nigeria’s Image Suffering Due to Media Reports – Lai Mohammed

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The Federal Government has called out media houses in the country, saying they are responsible for the bad image of the country.

Lai Mohammed, the of and Culture, made the accusation at a ceremony on renaming of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Headquarters building after the late Wada Maida in Abuja on Thursday.

The accused the media of being factual in their report of security agents in the fight against insecurity.

According Mohammed: “Whatever image problem Nigeria is suffering from today is mostly due to the unflattering portrayal of the country by the country’s media.

“Even when some media organizations report fake news, they never have the decency retract such stories and apologise. They simply move on as if nothing has happened.

“We are not saying the media not report on the security challenges we face. All we are saying is: be fair and report accurately the efforts being made by the state and federal governments tackle the challenges.

“Even if you don’t want encourage the men and women in uniform fighting to keep us safe, please don’t discourage them negative reporting. The security challenges we face today will be successfully tackled and Nigeria will not cease to exist, despite the antics of naysayers.”