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Ex-NBC boss charges makers of media content to uphold ethics of the profession

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A former Acting Director General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC)P Armstrong Idachaba, has argued that the media remained a central point for aggregation of ideas that influence people’s daily life, emphasizing that makers of media content should shun information that may engender breakdown of law and order in the society.

According to him, the media should always uphold the ethics of the profession in the dissemination of information.

Professor Idachaba, stated this on Wednesday at the eight Inaugural lecture of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, with the theme: “Media convergences: Cosmo-philosophical ideologies and the building of a modern Nigeria.”

Describing the media as a point of convergence, Professor Idachaba, questioned the kind of values propagated through the media, stressing that they should able to build a better country.

He therefore proposed a united humanity and called on the government to adopt a media content philosophy, where the rights and privileges of every individual would be respected.

Meanwhile, the first female professor of mass communication, Prof. Chinyere Okunna, warned consumers of media messages to always verify their contents to avoid disinformation.

The event was well attended by academics, including the Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, Prof. Christain Anike, the Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State, Professor Umaru Pate among others.

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