Mr. Mohammed Omadefu, Chairman of the Nasarawa State Assembly Information Committee, called on media leaders to promote development journalism to enhance peace and progress in society.
Omadefu (APC-Keana) was given the task on Tuesday when Nasarawa Broadcasting Service (NBS) management appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance assessment.
The lawmaker said development journalism would also promote unity in society.
He urged journalists to ensure proper management of information for development to flourish.
He said the committee decided to invite station management to assess the organization’s 2022 budget performance.
“This exercise is part of our constitutional responsibilities to promote good governance.
“If the information is mishandled, it will cause a lot of damage in society,” he said.
While commending the NBS for its good performance in revenue generation, Omadefu however advised the NBS management to strictly adhere to the budget provisions.
“I want to appeal to you to avoid overspending.
You must strictly adhere to the budgetary provisions at all times,” he said.
Earlier, NBS Executive Vice President Malam Awalu Salihu thanked the committee for giving adequate attention to its activities.
Salihu assured that they are ready to launch good policies and programs that will ensure effective dissemination of information in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the watchdog function included Mr. Aloko Flashman, Managing Director of NBS, among other senior staff.