After over 60 years of being led by corrupt leaders, the famous Nigerian corruption, Boko Haram, banditry, Bribery, fraud, killings, bad economy, embezzlement of all kinds and Internet fraud going on in and from Nigeria, the Federal Government has ignore all of this to accuse the internet users of putting forth an unflattering image of Nigeria, simply by making the news available.
The Federal Government aka Presidency, has expressed himself in what he deems true, that Nigeria is having image problems due to unflattering reports by the media.
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government therefore accused media houses of portraying Nigeria in a bad light before the international community.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Thursday at a ceremony to rename the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Headquarters building after the late Wada Maida, in Abuja.
The minister accused the media of not being factual in their reports in Nigeria’s fight to curb insecurity.
“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 organisations report fake news, they never have the decency to retract such stories and apologize.
They simply move on as if nothing has happened. We are not saying the media should 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 to tackle the challenges.Even if you don’t want to encourage the men and women in uniform fighting to keep us safe, please don’t discourage them with negative reporting.
The security challenges we face today will be successfully tackled and Nigeria will not cease to exist, despite the antics of naysayers,” he said.
In all honesty, I don’t know what direction this news was heading for. A whole pile of accusation was placed on the wrong people in this one.