Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday urged the media to contextualize their reporting so that those who destroyed Nigeria would not be made to look like its messiahs.
He noted that “the same people who presided over yesterday’s looting of our treasury are today posing as would-be saviours of Nigerians.” ”We are on a rescue mission. However, the way a section of the media is reporting the challenges facing the country today does not reflect that understanding. ” They are making a corrective administration to look like the culprit, to give the impression that the rain started beating us in Nigeria only from May, 29 2015, to play down the challenges that this Administration has faced and which it is successfully tackling.
”For example, we did not get to where we are today in just three years. It has taken successive decades of bad governance, unbridled corruption, and lack of probity, a culture of impunity and a near state of anarchy. ” These are the ills this Administration inherited and which it has set out to tackle, and this is what the media must reflect in their reporting,” Mohammed said.