By Sunmola Olowookere
The Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has advised journalists to steer clear of hate speeches and fake news as it is damaging.
He made this statement at the 6th triennial delegates conference held at the June 12, Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Represented by a Deputy Director in the Ministry, Mrs Omolara Esan, he urged the journalists not to allow their medium to be used to spread such news so as not to affect their credibility.
He commended the outgoing executive for the compendium of every journalists in the country and the new biometric registration.
He stated that the President is committed to an independent electoral body as he holds the wishes of the people over that of particular individuals.
Ogun state governor, Sen Ibikunle Amosun represented by his deputy, Chief Yetunde Onanuga urged journalists to always be objective in the reportage of events.
The delegates at the conference were further advised to observe absolute decorum in the discharge of their delegates duties.
Dignitaries present at the conference include the Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state represented by his deputy, Yetunde Onanuga, the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed represented by a deputy director in the ministry, Mrs Omolara Esan Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, HRM Michael Adedotun Gba, represented by the Baaroyin of Egbaland, Lai Labode, Torulade of Akiale, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye.
Others are Ogun state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Dayo Ogunleye, and other veteran leaders of the union.