Don urges journalists to hold govt accountable

A professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Andrew Asan Ate, has charged media practitioners in the country to devote more time on investigative reporting to tackle corruption and hold government accountable.

He lauded journalists who put in hard work to investigate and amplify the voices of the marginalised in the society, as well as those who strive to expose corrupt people.

Prof. Ate, who is the Dean Faculty of Arts and Communication, Edo State University, Uzairue, gave the charge during the 12th inaugural lecture series of the institution.

The lecture was titled, “From Gatekeeping to Gatewatching: Who and What Killed Investigative Journalism in Nigeria?”