Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed on Thursday blamed Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, and other Federal Government-owned media organizations of throwing professionalism to the wind.
He made the statement during his maiden meeting with heads of parastatals under the ministry in Abuja observed that the public owned media houses have showed total disregard for editorial independence.
The minister noted that government-owned media organizations always complain of financial woes, forgetting that there is a link between credibility and profitability.
“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,” Mohammed said.