The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC on Thursday frowned at the flagrant disobedience of COVID-19 protocols by politicians in the state ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
The Acting Director-General, NBC, Prof Armstrong Idachaba stated this during the commission’s stakeholders’ meeting on political broadcasts in Akure, the state capital.
According to Idachaba, politicians are more concerned with the business of politics than the pandemic without observing the laid down precautions as reeled out by health agencies and government institutions.
While urging journalists to brace up for the task and ensure that they use their platforms to continue to educate politicians and the general public on the need to adhere strictly to COVID-19 precautions, the NBC DG stressed that the virus was still very much around.
“Ondo State governorship election is coming at this trying time when we are still battling with the common enemy, COVID-19.
“Let us be mindful that the threat of the virus is still real. Broadcasters must work safe and stay safe.”
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