I didn’t bounce journalist, always hold them in high esteem ― Olajide

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COVID-19: Why some reporters were asked to leave public hearing venue — Olajide

A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Adedeji Olajide, on Saturday, clarified the role he played in the exiting of some journalists from the venue of a public hearing organised by the House Ad hoc Committee on COVID-19 on Friday.

Olajide, who is a member of the committee, maintained that considerations for the safety of everyone in attendance and the need to adhere with COVID-19 protocols of social distancing were the reasons behind the plea to a few journalists, aides of lawmakers and security details to leave the venue of the public hearing.

He added that if the war against COVID-19 would be won, everyone must be ready to do the right thing and to make sacrifices, noting that evicting the few persons from the venue was a sacrifice they had to make for their own safety and that of others seated within the hall.

According to the lawmaker, the public hearing was held inside one of the Committee Rooms of the House of Representatives and was attended by the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper