President Muhammadu Buhari has warned media houses in Nigeria to stop reporting irresponsible remarks.
According to the President, the seeds of violence were being planted in the heads of Nigerians.
Buhari warned that reckless utterances of a few have led to losses of many innocent lives and destruction of properties.
In his Independence Day speech Buhari said “such unfiltered and unsubstantiated lies and hate speeches by a few evil persons must be stopped. Our media houses and commentators must move away from just reporting irresponsible remarks to investigating the truth behind all statements and presenting the facts to readers.
“We must all come out and speak against the lies being peddled.”
The President further commended leaders who have promoted peaceful coexistence in the nation, adding that “Nigeria is for all of us.”
“Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a common goal of having peace and prosperity for our nation,” he said.
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