Make Information Publicly Available To Stop Fake News, Jonathan Tells Governments

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan says governments at all levels need to make information available to the public to stop the spread of fake news.

According to NAN, Jonathan said this on Friday at the 10th anniversary of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act awards night in Abuja.

Represented by Ann Iyonu, the executive director of Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, the former president said citizens will not fall victim to fake news if they are well informed.

He said that increased access to information would help enhance the development.

“I want to commend the organisers of this initiative because access to information is important to the growth of our society considering the times we are in today,” he said. 

“When citizens are well informed, they will not fall victims of fake news that is spreading in our society and often driven by speculations and falsehood,” he added.

Jonathan further stressed that if the process of governance was not reasonably opened up, people would generate false information that would create problems for society.

-The Cable

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