Oyo State Government has clarified as Fake News, a report circulated online by Mega Icon News and Sahara Reporters, that the Office of the Secretary to the State Government was burgled last week.
The State Government equally insisted that Newsmen must always seek clarifications from requisite authorities to avoid the allure of Fake News.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, stated on Saturday, January 2, 2021, that there was no iota of truth to the claim in the story.
The statement noted that checks with all arms of security at the Secretariat confirmed that the story was fake, unfounded and indeed an outright lie.
The Government warned media men to always ensure professionalism in the discharge of their duties, stating that responsible and ethical journalism espouses truth and the sanctity of facts above fiction.
It added that anyone who deliberately publicises fake and concocted stories would be made to face the wrath of the law, as there are constitutional stipulations that guide against publication of falsehood.