Do Not Allow Destructive criticism – Finebone to Media Houses

Rivers State

Rivers State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Hon. Chris Finebone has urged media houses in the state not to lend their platforms to individuals whose only agenda is to engage in destructive criticism, lies and gross misinterpretation of facts driven by unwarranted bitterness.

Finebone who was a major critic of Gov. Nyesom Wike made this known at his maiden press conference as Commissioner.

According to him, it will amount to gross shirking of responsibility for the government to sit and watch any passerby throw punches of mischief at Wike without adequate, and quite possibly, an overwhelming response.

part of his statement reads,

Governor Nyesom Wike is the head of the government of Rivers State until May 29, 2023. It will amount to gross shirking of responsibility for the government to sit and watch any passerby throw punches of mischief at him without adequate, and quite possibly, an overwhelming response. This warning has become necessary after observing certain feeble attempts to tarnish the government by attacking the head of the government.

Permit me to implore you all media practitioners that whereas your platforms may be available for constructive criticism of government, please do not lend them to individuals whose only agenda is to engage in destructive criticism, lies and gross misrepresentation of facts driven by unnecessary and unwarranted bitterness.

It remains the responsibility and core mandate of the Ministry of Information and Communications to jealously protect and adequately project the positive image of the State government at all times. This onerous duty covers members of the government from top to bottom. This we will continue to do to the best of our ability knowing that government is a creation of the people and it belongs to all.

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