Oba Saheed Ademola, the Elegushi of Ikate land has on Thursday, March 4, tasked Nigerians on the need to stay united and co-exist peacefully regardless of the issues confronting the country.
The first class traditional ruler and the economist made this call during a courtesy visit by the executive members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos Council.
He enjoined political leaders at all levels to do the needful in order to make the country habitable for the citizenry.
He urged the NUJ to play an active role in making sure that the country remains one by publishing stories that would further keep Nigeria as an indivisible entity.
He lamented the spate of fake news that had brought ripple effects in every nook and cranny of the country, saying this had led to hatred and bitterness.
“The NUJ should sanction publishers of fake news as this embarrassment is becoming too much,” he said.
The Chairman of NUJ Lagos Council, Mr Adeleye Ajayi appreciated the traditional ruler for receiving the executive members and for tasking the council on the need to clamp down on promoters of fake news.
Ajayi lauded the traditional ruler for creating an enabling environment for business to thrive along the Ikate corridor in Lekki area of Lagos State.
He presented pressing issues of the council before the traditional ruler and wished him many years on the throne.