• July 28, 2021

Media Must Wage War Against Menace Of Fake News – Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDG) – Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has called on the Nigerian press to launch a war to stem the negative effects of fake news to save the country from imminent collapse.

The governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Communications, Mrs Harriet Afolabi-Oshartimehin, gave this charge in Ilorin on Wednesday at the 2020 Press Week of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Kwara council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), pointing out that the sad events of the last couple of weeks had exposed the menace of fake news to the health of the country, as criminal elements hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests to spread mayhem.

AbdulRazaq said that the violent attacks on public and private properties in the country, including media houses, constituted a threat to efforts to consolidate on the country’s democracy, unless efforts were made to address the menace of fake news.

Agenda Watchdog

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