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NASS National Assembly to launch own TV, Radio stations

Dogara also expressed regret over the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) which he said Nigerians are yet to apply four years after it was enacted.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that the National Assembly will own its own Radio and Television stations soon as "public media has become too restricted and expensive for the parliament."

He disclosed this in a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs to the Speaker, Mr. Turaki Hassan, on Sunday, October 18, when he received the head of the African Commission on Human and People’s Right Mrs. Tlakula Pansy, and the Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Prof Adedeji Adekunle in his office.

Dogara also expressed regret over the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) which he said Nigerians are yet to apply four years after it was enacted.

He noted that it is the responsibility of governments, civil societies and citizens alike to create awareness on laws passed by parliament.

The Speaker however affirmed the commitment of the 8th assembly to embrace openness in governance as part of social contract between the government and the governed.

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