By Rotimi Ijikanmi
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Guild of Editors and their members have more to gain with the Federal Government’s plan to sanitise the social media space.
The minister gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja when the President of NUJ, Mr Chris Isiguzo led other executive members of the union on a courtesy visit to him.
Mohammed who was reacting to the concerns raised by NUJ that the planned regulation could lead to gagging of press, assured that the union had nothing to fear.
“To the best of my knowledge, the trained, professional journalists cannot afford to engage in fake news, because this will kill public trust in the media.
“They also cannot afford to engage in hate speech, because of its implication for national peace and unity.
“As a professional body for journalists, the NUJ has its code of ethics for journalists,…
Source: News Agency of Nigeria