On this World Communication Day, I join Pope Francis II and the entire Catholic Church in condemning the spiralling rise of fake news across the world. Fake news is bad news and therefore trouble. As we approach an election year, it expected that this trend will escalate. While rhetoric remains the bedrock of political obfuscation, false news stretches rhetoric beyond the acceptable. We must put measures in place to check this. I urge practitioners to be above board and retain the interest of the masses in their hearts. Let’s strive to end Fake news, it is indeed “evil”. Communication is key to development efforts, wishing you all a fruitful celebration.
Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.
Selonnes Consult Ltd. is a Strategic Policy, Good Governance and Management Consulting Firm, founded by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze who served as Secretary to Anambra State Government from 2012-2015; a United Nations official from 1991-2012 and a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer from 1982-1991.