September 28, 2023
False information can mislead citizens, says Sani Sen. Uba Sani

False information can mislead citizens, says Sani

From Mustapha Saye, Kaduna

Kaduna State governor, Sen. Uba Sani has called on media houses, social media users and macro-blogging sites to desist from spreading false and unverified information.

He said this could mislead readers and cause unnecessary tension in the polity.

A statement issued and signed by the Press Secretary to the governor, Malam Muhammad Lawal Shehu, stated that Governor Sani had a meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on a topical issues and alleged rejection of a certain individual proposed by his predecessor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai to replace him as a ministerial nominee, which he described as false.

Governor Sani stated categorically that: “The only thing that is true in the story is that I met with the President.
“Every other thing is false and a conjecture to create friction between me and Malam Nasir El-Rufai.
“At no time did we discuss the issue of replacement.”

The governor further emphasized the importance of responsible reporting, urging media outlets to be cautious and avoid becoming tools for mischief-makers who specialize in spreading falsehoods and divisive narratives.

While commending media houses and bloggers who consistently ensure due diligence in reporting factual stories, Governor Sani reminded members of the press of their duty as the fourth estate of the realm

“In these days of clickbaits and fake news, it is imperative for traditional and new media platforms to maintain their integrity by sharing balanced and verified stories that will be useful in moving the nation forward,” the statement said.

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