The erstwhile minister of information, Labaran Maku has called on practicing Journalists in the country to take advantage of the Freedom of Information Act passed by the then regime of President Goodluck Jonathan to fight corruption as well strengthen democracy.
He stated this during a press briefing with members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of journalists, Nasarawa State Council.
He challenged Journalists in Nasarawa State to use the FOI Act to check corruption and high handedness by public office holders.
Describing the Press as agenda setters and opinion shapers to work above board to unchain the state from bad governance.
Maku commended the Nigeria press for their doggedness and commitment even during the era of military dictatorship.
“When we are in power we try all we could to ensure that FOI Act she’s the light of the day, the FOI Act is not only for Journalists but is for Nigerians who want to know how their resource were expended”.
“We are encouraging the press and Nigerians to apply for Information through the court “he added.
Calling on the press to salvage the masses from maladministration exhibited by those at the behest of affairs in Nasarawa State and beyond.