The Senate Committee on Information, yesterday declined attending to the budget proposal for the Federal Ministry of Information over lack of provision for media propaganda in the North Eastern part of the country.
During the ministry’s budget defence, the committee declined to treat the proposed budget, stressing that the ministry must not only rework, but also represent its budget with provisions for effective media propaganda in the North East.
The Senator Enyinaya Abaribe-led committee on also directed the ministry to bring a budget that will cater for the needs of its media agencies.
“It would have made more sense for the information budget of the Army to be given to the Ministry of Information to equip these stations to be used by the military as a source of communication.
“For instance, if there is going to be an air raid in a particular area, we can warn the citizens to stay off that particular area,” Abaribe said.