Former IGP Mike Okiro Tasks Journalists On Reportage In Nigeria

Posted on May 28, 2022

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE 

Former Inspector General of Police, IGP Mike Okiro has called on Nigerian journalists to be responsible in their reportage, saying that way, a verile country could be built.

P.M.EXPRESS reports the one time number one Police officer in the Nigeria made the call in Lagos during interaction with some journalists  over a publication where he was misquoted. 

Chief Okiro stated that Journalists are the eyes and ears of any nation, stressing that it owes the duty to be responsible when reporting issues  especially, when it has to do with the overall wellbeing of the citizenry. 

Okiro was reacting on the recent publication by Sahara Reporters which was shared on Opera news quoting him as saying that he was swindled of his savings by politicians. 

The former chairman of Police Service Commission PSC said “I was talking about leadership quality on that occasion, I was saying those who come to collect money from politicians are the electorates.

I was condenming money politics in the country at the expense of good leadership. It should not be money, money thing; look for good quality in a contestant and work with him.”

It’s on record that Sir Mike Mbama Okiro is one of Nigeria’s finest police officers. 

While in service, he was promoted from Commissioner to Deputy Inspector-General DIG of police and later IGP. Thereafter, he was appointed chairman PSC. He has since retired to his private life.

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