The Presidential Media Aide, Mr. Garba Shehu has portrayed media reports of a battle between top government authorities at the State House as creations that could just have been invoked by journalists who might presumably improve fiction scholars than writers.
He proceeded with his tirade on the journalists in a meeting with them Friday by marking them insignificant flighty journalists.
The presidency additionally denied that there is fight between the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and the Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita.
Shehu demanded that it was incomprehensible for the discussion amongst Kyari, and Oyo-Ita to have been heard by any writer, as the separation between the State House reporters and the two government authorities as they tended to the Vice President at Wednesday’s FEC meeting, would have made their discussion totally indistinct to the Journalists.
It demanded that it was taking the issue past what it is to propose that simple open deliberation and contention over issues, meant a quarrel, a battle or a conflict.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Shehu, expressed this in a short meeting with State House Correspondents at the Media Center, to speak to them to be capable in their reportage of the number seat of energy in the nation
“By tradition, the media organizations send their best reporters to the State House. This should reflect, at all times on the quality of reporting.
“I am a journalist myself, and in journalism, you are not supposed to report anything other than the facts of what you heard or observed directly, or what you were told by a firsthand or authoritative eyewitness,” he expressed.
“You cannot add two and two to make twenty-two and present it to the public as news.”
Base on reports, shehu said, “People can debate and argue over issues, but to suggest that there was a feud, a fight or a clash was to take matters beyond what they were.”
“Top government officials of that calibre see the President on a regular basis. To suggest that they were summoned to see him as a result of a so-called feud is just a fabrication, a conclusion that is below the level of responsible journalism that we expect from our State House correspondents,” Shehu added.
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