Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has lambasted Federal Government-owned media organisations.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Thursday, November 19, said the staff of public owned media houses have no regard for professionalism and editorial independence, which has led to them being considered as unreliable.
He made the statement in Abuja during his first meeting with the head of parastatals under his purview.
He reminded the public owned media houses of the link between credibility and profitability, stating that their lack of ingenuity and credibility is the reason for their constant financial failures.
“Advertisers will surely flock to more credible media organizations, and of course it is also true that content drives advertisement.”
“Public broadcasters have mortgaged their credibility on the altar of political correctness, and yet they are endowed with highly-trained and well-qualified personnel, better infrastructure and a wide reach.”
Lai Mohammed wants the public owned media houses to regain their lost glory as well as be a vehicle for the change policy of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
He also stated that the manner of leadership to be provided would ensure that the media houses in question become the first source of any news scoop or information.
Looks like NTA News is coming back to town, no?