Ibrahim A. Jagaba
That the pestilence of covid-19 currently reigns supreme globally is not in dispute and that corona virus remains infectious and dangerous is also not in contention but, covid-19 is also not a death sentence as expert have continually affirm.
The above submission was the position of HRH Alhaji Ahmed Haruna Kuraja, Sarkin Alimosho overall and chairman of the chieftaincy council of arewa community Alimosho local government, Lagos state.
In an extensive chat with the royal father in his palace to commemorate the world press freedom day, he challenged the media practitioners to rise up to the challenge of dousing the false tension that has engulfed Nigerian citizenry as a result of prevalence in sensationalist reportage.
Expatiating Sarkin Alimosho insisted the media practitioners in the country bear the extraneous responsibility of disseminating verified and timely information through the nooks and crannies of the country in the face of prevalence in distorted and alarmist reportage by unprofessional reporters.
No doubt the professionals in the media practice are living up to task but the current situation demands an extra ordinary approach from them as they hold the key to the country’s stability with quality and professional reporting devoid of misinformation.
Continuing, the Royal Father called on governments at all levels to increase their support and cooperation with the media realm as they also form part of the front line executors in the struggle to combat and defeat covid-19.
The Media practitioners should maximize tailor made delivery of verified information across the country as the royal father expressed readiness to support the government of Lagos in the sustained disseminating of its guidelines and directives to the arewa community Lagos utilizing tailor made communication process.