Lagos Deputy Governor urges media to help stop social devices


Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, on Monday urged media establishments in the country to assist in curbing social vices in the society.

Adebule made the call when a delegation from the Women FM (WFM 91.7) visited her in her office in Alausa, Lagos.

She also advised that media broadcast should include developmental programmes that would help in shaping attitudes positively as well as instilling good morals.

“The media have an agenda setting role in the society and can influence, as well as shape the attitudes and activities of the public through their write-ups and programmes.

“l urge you to promote national development through your programmes.

“I also implore you to help government get feedback from the people that will aid formulation of policies geared towards meeting the needs and aspirations of the populace,’’ she said.

Adebule commended the station for its efforts in developing women, the girl-child and the family.

She said that the state government would support and partner with the station to promote its policies on women empowerment and education of the girl-child.

Earlier, Mrs Toun Okewale-Sonaiya, Chief Executive Officer, WFM, said that the station, which commenced operations on Dec.18, 2015, was established to promote women development in the country.

Okewale-Sonaiya said that the station would partner and support government’s policies on girl-child education and women empowerment to reduce domestic violence and child abuse in the state.

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