He spoke following widespread protests by the print media against the media regulation bill being debated at the House of Representatives.
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Akinreti made the call at a symposium, tagged: “State of Media and Citizens Freedom in Nigeria,” organised by a consortium of media activists and civil society groups in Ikeja, Lagos
Presenting NPO’s position at a public hearing in Abuja, its President, Nduka Obaigbena, said the bill was seeking to position the Press Council to usurp the powers of the courts by assuming extra-judicial powers
Prof. Francis Ezeonu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Imo, gave the advice at a two-day workshop on “Responsible Media Coverage of Elections” organised by the Nigeria Press Council in Owerri on Thursday.