The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has lauded the doggedness of the Nigerian media in reporting and helping to finding solutions to the challenges facing the country over the years.
In a message to mark the world press freedom day, the speaker, Mr Gbajabiamila said the media has contributed a lot in stabilizing the country, but called on them call on them to be more factual about their reportage with a view to promoting development.
Mr Gbajabiamila said the media must rise to the challenge of fake news, especially as the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic, saying such news would not do the country any good.
Mr Gbajabiamila said the Nigerian media practitioners must resist every temptation that would make them promote reportage that would be anti-people.
Commenting on this year’s theme for the World Press Freedom Day, with the Theme: “Journalism Without Fear or Favour,” Mr Gbajabiamila said no country would thrive if the media spreads falsehood.
The Speaker said the media must always support the government in its drive to make meaningful impact in the country.