Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has asked Nigerian media to adopt the instrumentality of investigative journalism to hold the government accountable to the people.
Speaking at the Editorial Conference on Legal and Ethical Issues in Investigative Reporting in Nigeria, Osinbajo who was represented by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande said that the media by the virtue of its roles and functions was a veritable avenue to keep the government alive to its responsibility.
Osinbajo noted that with self regulation, media practitioners can check fake news and address the failings of news reporting.
The vice president, lamented that the act of investigative journalism had been sacrificed on the altar of news reporting.
He noted that the resurgence of investigative journalism become more important with the spate of fake news during the last general elections.