Ortom vs Mohammed: It’s not everything you must report – Wike to media practitioners


Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, on Tuesday urged media practitioners to be more circumspect while reporting issues that could further polarise the country.

Wike gave the advice in Port Harcourt at a meeting held to reconcile Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue and his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed.

He advised media houses to play a role in stabilising the peace and unity of Nigeria.

“The press should have a role to play in stabilising the country; it is not everything you must report. You don’t try to escalate things, and when you do that, you are not helping the country,” he said.

Wike thanked the two governors for amicably resolving their differences.

“We give God the glory today that the differences have been sorted out,” he said.

Recall that Ortom and Mohammed had clashed over a comment made by the Bauchi Governor that Fulani herdsmen should be allowed to carry AK-47 for self protection.

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