Sunday, January 16, 2022

Story By Akinola Emmanuel

A member, House of Representatives, Hon.Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has admonished broadcasters and journalists to practice professionalism at its best and ensure they make proper findings, so as not to mislead listeners.

Hon Akande – Sadipe who is representing the Oluyole federal constituency at the Green chamber emphasised the need for broadcasters to be well informed in all their broadcast presentations.

The lawmaker also advised journalists to practice responsible journalism as their unguarded and false statements only aggravated situations most times and should such continue, she may consider legal action against any erring journalists.

She queried why reknowned broadcasters would choose not to efficiently and responsibly carry out the due care of their profession by conducting proper investigative journalism, before making unfounded statements about her on air. “A simple trip to the FERMA’s office or a phone call to me would have cleared the air and given him an accurate storyline rather than the false sensationalism path he towed”.

Speaking, the Director, FERMA, Oyo State, Engineer Babatunde Ige apologized for commenting in error on radio programme, that Hon. Akande-Sadipe had not written a complaint letter as she earlier stated.

He said she had written to him requesting detailed information on the scope, length and specifications of the road works, but unfortunately his staff had not informed him.

In his response, the Chairman, Isokan Community, Mr. Olatunde Akadiri thanked Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe for her commitment, loyalty and support to the Constituency she represents, assuring her of their prayers and consistent backing.

Present at the meeting were Baales, Executives of Community Associations within the vicinity of Odo-Ona Elewe Idi-iroko-Olugbemi-Adewole Road.

She was also joined at the meeting by Chairman ALGON, Hon. Abass Aleshinloye; Pa Alamu; Oluyole APC Leader, Alh. Ashake Adebiyi; APC Woman Leader Oluyole, Alh. Ladoja; APC Oluyole Youth Leader, Hon. Gbolagade, and other APC Party members. Also present at the meeting was Engineer Ige Babatunde, the Director of FERMA, Oyo State and the project Engineer, Engr. Balogun.

Olamilekan Olusada,
S.A. Media & Publicity.

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