The Media Executive Round-table on ways of enhancing governance and service delivery at the subnational levels has ended in Lagos, with a call for the abolition of the joint account between the states and local governments.
This, the participants say, has become imperative, giving the on-going constitutional review.
The forum was aimed at providing a platform for leaders in the media to reflect on contemporary governance, challenges and reforms in the country.
In a paper on the role of the media in achieving the above objective, the keynote speaker and former Director of FRCN, Mr Soni Irabor, highlighted some of the factors militating against effective autonomy of local governments.
Mr labor, however, urged
the media to be alive to its statutory responsibility by holding government accountable to the people.
Responding to some of the challenges faced by the media, the special Adviser to the President on Assembly matters, Mr Babajide Omoworare, said the National Assembly was working on ways of collaborating with major media bodies to help alleviate the the challenges faced by journalists in the country.
The Law maker, however, did not make any categorical statement on the passage of the long outstanding media salaries.
The event was well attended by Media Executives from across the country.