Senator Ike Ekweremadu
As the National Assembly kick-starts the process of altering the 1999 Constitution the Presidency in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will tomorrow hold a one-day dialogue with editors of the nation’s top media organisations in Lagos.
The parley, to be held under the auspices of Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity as well as the UNDP Democratic Governance for Development Project II, has as its theme: “The Editor and the Constitution Amendment Process.”
According to a statement signed by Bolaji Adebiyi, Special Assistant to the President on Media, and Toyin Adewale-Gabriel, Communication and Reporting Advisor of the DGD Project II, “the dialogue is aimed at mobilising the Nigerian editors for the task of reawakening the media to its critical responsibility of promoting public awareness and active citizen participation in the constitution amendment process.”
The statement further said about 40 editors have been invited to participate in the discussion that would involve critical stakeholders, including representatives of political parties, civil society organisations and Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku as well as his Ministry of Justice counterpart, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN).