The Deputy Governor, State of Osun Mr Benedict Alabi has on weekend charged women journalists in Nigeria, the women folks of the fourth Estate of realm to uphold professionalism and investigative journalism in the discharge of their duties.
He said this will eliminate fake news and wrong information being reported and circulated most of time by the media especially about Government, this he said often led to apprehension and instigation against Government and their policies.
Mr Alabi gave the charge on Saturday in Osogbo the state capital at the 2019 awards ceremony organised by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Osun state chapter.
He lamented about the havoc which the fake news and unverified information have done to the country and the world in general.
Osun Deputy Governor maintained that if those in charge of information management, the media men and women can be more investigative and always cross check facts about every information before publication especially as relates to Government policies and activities, our society will be better.
He called for continued cooperation between the Government and members of the fourth Estate of realm in their efforts of taking the state and the country to the next level of growth and development, through media activities especially information dissemination.
You are assured of our cooperation at all times” Mr Alabi said.
The Deputy Governor also identified with women in their call for more inclusion in governance and political appointments, encourage women to be more visible in contest for political posts. That Nigerian women have proven to be intelligent, diligent and dependable above all they are the first trainer of all mankind. Governor Gboyega Oyetola government will surely fulfill his promises to women, as regard appointment.