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Public officers should not gag media, says Sanwo-Olu

Public officers should not gag media, says Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on politicians and public office holders not to gag the media as press freedom is important in a democracy.

The governor made this call on Thursday in Lagos during a workshop organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors, themed, ‘Journalism and digitalisation: The imperative of good corporate governance.’ Sanwo-Olu noted that his administration will continue to ensure good corporate governance and self-regulation of the digital space to completely eradicate false and fake news.“Regarding my view about corporate governance, it is also to ensure that in the digital space, we eradicate completely within the profession, false news and fake news.“I urge media owners to embrace good corporate governance and accountability because the role of scrutiny of the media should not be that of the government alone and the media should not be threatened,” he stated.

5th August 2022 Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu 5th August 2022 Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on politicians and public office holders not to gag the media as press freedom is important in a democracy.” Related News Be transparent, Sanwo-Olu tells new advisers Sanwo-Olu appoints seven special advisers Lagos APC mourns Sanwo-Olu’s aide, says death shocking Sanwo-Olu also urged media practitioners to self-regulate themselves and work towards the complete eradication of fake and false news.

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