During the unveiling of the 5th edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code to operators and other stakeholders in the broadcasting industry, the FG urged Nigerians to try and use the media to project the good image of the country which has been spoiled abroad.
The code was unveiled at a ceremony which also coincided with the 20th anniversary celebration of the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The code is a set of regulations set by government as a guide post to operators and other stakeholders in the industry.
Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wamakko, who unveiled the new code, urged the media to take advantage of some provisions in the document to chart a new course for the country’s transformation. According to him, “I appeal to the media to help in nation building and support in redeeming our battered image abroad. People see Nigerians as bad people and that Nigeria is a bad place to leave, we are good people, let us show that, because nobody would do that for us.”
Well said. However, if only both the leaders and followers in the country amend their ways and turn from corrupt practices, only then will the media have positive things to say about the country.