The Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani has called on media houses, social media users and macro-blogging sites to desist from being used by mischief makers to cause unnecessary tension in the country.
Speaking to newsmen on his recent meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his alleged rejection of a certain individual proposed by his predecessor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai to replace him as a ministerial nominee, Governor Sani said: “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.”
Governor Sani urged media outlets to be cautious and avoid becoming tools for mischief-makers who specialize in spreading falsehoods and divisive narratives.
He however commended some media houses and bloggers that have consistently ensured due diligence in reporting factual stories, but 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.”