24 January 2013

Nigeria: Maku Restates Call On Media to Direct Attention Toward Development

The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, has restated the call on the media to redirect national attention and its resources toward development.

Maku made the call in Awka on Thursday when the National Good Governance Team paid a courtesy visit to the Anambra Governor, Mr Peter Obi, in continuation of the tour of projects in the state.

He said that it was important for the media to showcase government's modest efforts in making life better for the people.

"The tour is about development, it is not partisan, the focus of our visit, therefore, is to see some of the developmental efforts of governments at the various levels.

"The purpose of this tour is to return national attention to development regardless of the political party involved.

The idea of the good governance tour is to showcase the beautiful things that government is doing in the interest of the people," he said.

He said that the media must be encouraged to return to focus more attention and resources to developmental issues.

Maku said that the media should enlighten the people to take ownership of the various projects scattered around the country.

He lauded the State Government on its efforts to ensure security and peace in the state, noting that the peaceful environment was a panacea for development.

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