A lawyer in Imo State, Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri has advocated for the domestication of the liberty of data act (FOI), to manage the dissemination of data.
Prof. Obiareri who was the previous Commissioner for Data and Technique in Imo State, regretted that the journalism occupation which was imagined to be a noble one has been bastardized by quacks.
He mentioned that social media influencers, bloggers and numerous digital irritants have taken benefit of the state of affairs to incite the general public by doling out unguarded and unverifiable reviews about people or the federal government on the consolation of their properties.
The lawyer who was the previous dean, college of legislation in Imo State College, Owerri delivered a lecture in Owerri on the hazards of pretend information to society’.
He additional accused the press of misinforming the general public with reportage that isn’t based mostly on the reality.
He enjoined journalists to interact in investigative journalism whereas urging the Nationwide Meeting to, as a matter of urgency, speed up the passage of the FOI Act into legislation to make sure that the occupation is guided.
Lawyer duties NASS to cultivate freedom of data act