Economic expert urges journalists not to sell their conscience

Vanguard Economic Discourse

By Kennedy Nnamani

IBUKUN Awosika, chairman and founder, The Chair Centre Group, has charged journalists to remain neutral in their reportage.

Speaking at the Vanguard Economic Discourse with the theme: Taming Inflation and Stimulating Growth: The Place of Fiscal and Monetary Policies, on Wednesday in Lagos,
Awosika commended the efforts of the fourth estate of the realm, noting that their contributions cannot be measured.

She, however, urged journalists to bear in mind that “your newspapers can be for sale, but your conscience cannot be for sale”.

“Everything you write, there are many people who believe it whether it is true or not,” she said.

Awosika lamented that the “Japa” syndrome is costing the country and the nation’s economy so much and that Nigerian parents work hard in Nigeria to get money to send their children abroad for education and most of these students do not return back to the country to contribute to the growth of the economy.

While stating that the economic system in the country does not also give room for manufacturers to thrive, she called on all stakeholders not to give up on calling and brainstorming for a better fiscal and monetary policies for the country.