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We shouldn’t report on sentiment – Makinde Tasks Journalists

We shouldn’t report on sentiment – Makinde Tasks Journalists
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged journalists to be professional in their reportage and not base their narratives on emotions.

Makinde made the announcement at the commencement of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Oyo State Council’s 2021 annual press week, which was held in Ibadan.

Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, Makinde’s Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, spoke on behalf of the Governor and urged journalists to be impartial, fair, and unbiased in their reporting.
Instead of promoting sectional interests, he recommended media to write on matters that can help the country flourish.

He said, “Be objective, fair and balanced in your reports. We are not saying you should be supporting us but report on issues. We shouldn’t report on sentiment.

“We will continue to do our best in repositioning our state for the better”.

“Journalists don’t retire. You must wake up to the challenges of the country. We depend on you for the betterment of Nigeria as the fourth estate of the realm. When Christians are doing an event, you are expected to attend.

“When Muslims are holding their events, you are expected to be there. When Sango and Oya worshippers are doing their event you are expected to be there. Correct it when things are not working out. Write a good report and publish for national development,” he added.

Posted by on January 21, 2022.

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