The 13th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series held yesterday in commemoration of the 87th birthday of Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka in Lagos. Prominent Nigerians were present at the occasion where some national pressing issues were discussed.
According to the reporter on TVC News, Ademola Lawrence said the lecture series was designed to examine the pressing national issues that hinder the performance of media and its democracy. This is in keeping with the fact that only the media constantly engage in deep reflection and will be able to realize its full potentials as the guardian. The secretary of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism said he believes that this is the right to talk about the remaking of the country putting into effect policies that will improve National Development.
However, other issues that bother on the economy, rule of law, education, and the survival of the country were deliberated upon in different times like this. The forum also explored the issue of the freedom of the press towards remaking Nigeria a secure and viable union.
Femi Falana who was present at the event advised the Nigerian media to regulate itself before the government does and also keep an eye on checking government excesses. Femi Falana said what we have in the parliament are criminal elements, economic saboteurs, and political buccaneers who do not care about the poor masses.