The Nigerian Press Council (NPC) has asked the house of representatives to enact laws to empower the council licence journalists.
Francis Nwosu, executive secretary of NPC, made the demand on Wednesday when he appeared before the house of representatives committee on information, national orientation, ethics, and values as reported by Barristerng.com
Nwosu said this will also enable the council to generate revenue for the federal government and curb unprofessionalism in the industry.
“We appreciate the effort of this committee to help have a good footing in the Nigerian media space. As you can understand, there is no way we can earn any revenue except we have an act to regulate the media industry,” he said.
“Aside from the rooting implementation of credible media space in Nigeria to help the government to check fake news and disinformation in the society, we are also trying for our players to understand the need to draw a line between journalism practice and journalism business.