The Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mike Omeri on Thursday said Nigerians must learn to pay attention to local news media for information that will enhance their lives.
Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Omeri queried Nigerians who complained that there are not aware of the activities of his agency.
He said: “I have discovered something, like I said, I have travelled over 20, 000Km since I took office. I have met people who say they have not seen me even in their states but then when I ask them what do they watch? They watch CNN, they are always on DStv watching other programmes; they don’t watch local stations.”
Mr Omeri said because Nigerians are always watching programmes on Digital Satellite television (DStv), the NOA may have to broadcast its information through that channel.
He however advised that “Nigerians must begin to look inward and look at their stations for news and things that interest them and are happening within their communities.”