Sanwo-Olu seeks support, decries fake news

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called on religious and traditional leaders to cooperate with the state government in its effort to  spread basic information to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Sanwo-Olu, represented by his deputy,  Obafemi Hamzat, said this at a stakeholders’ forum on the management and control of COVID-19 organised by the state Ministry of Information and Strategy on Tuesday.

He said, “Apart from the threat of coronavirus, an issue of great concern is fake news on social media about the patient (Italian) currently receiving treatment. Any information that does not emanate from the Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos State Ministry of Health or the National Centre for Disease Control should be authenticated before it is spread on social media.”

The governor said the state government was prepared to handle any further incidents that might be discovered in the coming days.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga  Omotosho, said the forum was convened to sensitise  Lagosians to coronavirus and provide information from the state government about the journey so far and stop fake news.
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