The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says the spate of fake news has assumed frightening proportion and has affected the nation’s image globally.
The minister made this known during the inauguration of the Aso Television Station and Aso Radio ultra-modern studio in Abuja.
He called on media practitioners to rise up to the challenge and place national interest above any primordial ones.
The Minister added that with measures that had been placed in front of President Muhammadu Buhari, all these challenges would be a thing of the past in the very near future.
Earlier, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Muhammad Bello said one of the dispositions of the present administration on assumption of office four years ago was to reposition the Abuja Broadcasting Corporation, ABC to be relevant to residents.