They exaggerate your little efforts and give you credit for what you are yet to do. They are very instrumental in making many good politicians with noble plans go astray, assuming all is well with everyone.
I remember during the reign of Boni Haruna, the state owned media ATV are full off praises for his monumental development strides in continuing with all abandoned projects.
Same thing with Nyako; who they see as the best governor in the history of the state. Now it is Bindow, whom they claimed has achieved in 9months what has not been achievable in 12years!
They may be right or wrong but the issue here is we should be careful with some advertisements that we think are to spur the politician to do more. If Bindow can truly achieve in 9 months what has not been done in 12years then he may be tempted to reduce the pace
While praising the Governor or President or any politician for their efforts, we should also remind them of the numerous challenges the people are facing and not only dwell on praise making.
Lagos state remains one classical example of the most politically informed and educated populace where they chant praises to their governor and show other areas that require his attention.
The media should focus more on exposing areas where government presence is needed rather than concentrate its energy on chanting praises.
Katakore Adamu of ABC is one good figure in the media that praise and adore politicians at the peak of their power and insult and point out their shortcomings when power is about to elude them. Both Boni Haruna and Nyako were victims of his sycophantic machinations.