Don’t Gag The Media, Sanwo-Olu, Tells Politicians, Public Officers

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has admonished politicians and public office holders against gaging the media, saying press freedom was important in a democracy.

The governor stated this on Thursday at a workshop organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), themed: “Journalist and Digitalisation: the imperative of Good Corporate Governance” at Ikeja, Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu, who was the Special Guest of Honour to declare the workshop open, said ensuring good corporate governance and self-regulation of the digital space would completely eradicate false and fake news.

While assuring that his administration will continue to promote Press Freedom and good corporate governance as well as enabling the environment for journalists in the state, he urged media practitioners to always regulate their activities in the digital space.

His words: “I stand with you (media practitioners) in solidarity; to say that, indeed, your profession is not just a noble one, but…

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